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Son of Retired L.A. Fire Chief Pleads Guilty in LAX Pot Smuggling Scheme

Four people involved in the scheme have now pleaded guilty, including one Culver City resident. A fifth defendant is expected to plead guilty next week.

The son of a retired Los Angeles fire chief pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal conspiracy charge stemming from a scheme to smuggle marijuana on flights out of Los Angeles International Airport.

Millage Peaks IV, 24, faces up to five years in prison at his Jan. 14 sentencing hearing in Los Angeles federal court, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

In court papers, Peaks acknowledged promising to pay $500 to ex-Transportation Security Administration agent Diana Perez for each pot-filled suitcase that cleared security checkpoints at LAX. admitting she helped Peaks and other co-defendants smuggle drugs on nine occasions between November 2010 and October 2011.

Admitted pot couriers  , 25, of Fontana, and  , 24, of Culver City also pleaded guilty in the case.

The final defendant, former TSA agent Randy Littlefield, 29, of Paramount, is scheduled to enter a guilty plea to conspiracy charges next week, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Perez, 28, of Inglewood faces up to five years behind bars when sentenced Jan. 7.

The marijuana was being flown from Los Angeles to Boston, court papers show.

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