Dec 16, 2015 6:31 PM by News Staff
A former deputy U.S. Marshal has pleaded guilty to robbing marijuana traffickers at gunpoint in Yuba City last year.
According to the United States Attorney’s Office, 38-year-old Clorenzo Griffin, of Florida, and two other men, all wearing bullet proof vests, robbed a group of marijuana dealers of 24 pounds of pot in the parking lot of a hotel on Highway 99.
As Griffin and his accomplices sped away from the hotel, a California Highway Patrol officer tried to pull them over. The three men fled on foot and were arrested by Sutter County sheriff’s deputies a short time later.
Griffin, who had a loaded handgun in his possession when he was arrested, pleaded guilty to conspriring to commit a robbery. He faces up to 12 years in prison when he is sentenced on March 9, 2016.
The two accomplices, Andre Jamison and Rodney Rackley, both of Miami, have already entered guilty pleas and been sentenced to seven years and six years in prison respectively.
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