Ex fire chief's son gets prison for LAX pot scheme

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Associated Press

Posted on January 14, 2013 at 10:07 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 15 at 5:02 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The son of the former Los Angeles fire chief has been sentenced to a year in federal prison and fined $6,000 for heading a marijuana-smuggling ring in which he bribed security officers to get pot-filled suitcases on flights from LA to Boston.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says 24-year-old Millage Peaks IV received the sentence Monday. He also was given three years' probation.

Co-defendant Randy Littlefield is one of two former Transportation Security Administration officers who pleaded guilty to conspiracy in the case. Littlefield received eight months in prison and three years' probation. The other agent is awaiting sentencing.

Prosecutors say Peaks paid between $200 and $500 to get at least 10 shipments of pot through security at Los Angeles International Airport in 2010 and 2011.

Peaks' father, Millage Peaks III, retired as LA's fire chief 2011.

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