On Monday, a former deputy with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was sentenced today to 7 years in federal prison for planning and directing a $2 million armed robbery.
In full uniform, he “fake” a search and stole more than half a ton of marijuana, and over $600,000 in cash was stolen at a downtown Los Angeles warehouse.
This former deputy has been identified as Marc Antrim, 43, of South El Monte, who formerly was assigned to the LASD station in Temple City.
In March 2019, Antrim pled guilty to five counts of conspiracy to sell marijuana, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, conspiracy to deprive rights under color of law, deprivation of rights under color of law, and brandishing a weapon in furtherance of a drug dealing offense.
Antrim and his co-conspirators posed as armed LASD deputies and approached the warehouse in an LASD Ford Explorer in the early morning hours of October 29, 2018. Antrim entered the warehouse by flashing his LASD badge and a bogus search warrant to the security guards.
Antrim and two imposters wore LASD uniforms, wore duty belts, and bore handguns to maintain the ruse that they were lawful law enforcement officers. To further scare the guards, one phony deputy was seen with a long rifle.
When LAPD officers legitimately responded to a request for help at the warehouse during the burglary, Antrim wrongly claimed to be an LASD drug deputy performing a lawful search.
Prosecutors also obtained six convictions in this case for co-conspirators who participated in the raid with Antrim.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration; the FBI; and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
This case was prosecuted by the Assistant United States Attorney Lindsey Greer Dotson of the Public Corruption and Civil Rights Section and Assistant United States Attorney Joseph D. Axelrad of the Violent and Organized Crime Section.