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L.A. Sheriff’s Deputy to Plead Guilty In Sham Drug Search Case

A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy and another man are expected to plead guilty Monday to federal charges stemming from the armed robbery of more than half a ton of marijuana and $645,000 in cash and money orders from a downtown Los Angeles warehouse.

Deputy Marc Antrim, 41, of South El Monte, is set to plead guilty in Los Angeles federal court to conspiracy, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, deprivation of rights under color of law and other counts. He faces at least a dozen years behind bars, prosecutors said.

One of Antrim’s five co-defendants — Eric “Rooster” Rodriguez, 33, of Adelanto — will plead to conspiracy and being a felon in possession of a gun at a separate hearing Monday, according to court papers.

Also facing charges in the case are Kevin McBride, 43 — who has signed a plea agreement — Matthew James “Neer” Perez, 42, of Ontario, Daniel Aguilera, 31, of East Los Angeles, and Jay Colby “Monte Jay” Sanford, 41, of Pomona.

According to federal prosecutors, Perez, Aguilera and Sanford conspired with Antrim and the others to commit the early morning armed robbery on Oct. 29. The off-duty Antrim, along with Perez and a third man arrived at the warehouse before dawn in an unmarked Ford Explorer registered to the LASD, prosecutors allege.

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Published: March 04, 2019

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