|Up in smoke, dude.|
Glad to see that Rafael Sarkisyan is heading to the Slammer. The War on Drugs in Los Angeles County will go on forever, but at least we have another one of these so called "Drug Lords" off the streets and behind bars.
Here is what the media was sent about the case today....
A Los Angeles man pleaded guilty today to running a downtown drug operation that caused a fire last summer, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
Rafael Sarkisyan, 34, pleaded guilty to one count each of manufacturing a controlled substance, recklessly causing fire to an inhabited structure and animal cruelty.
He is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 4 when he is expected to receive six years, eight months in state prison.
Deputy District Attorney Ashley Rosen with the Major Narcotics Division, who prosecuted the case, said a blaze broke out last July at a six-story building in downtown Los Angeles. After police and firefighters arrived, they found a marijuana grow and extraction lab on site.
Inside an apartment, police discovered two dogs that appeared to have died in the fire.
Case BA427308 was investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department.