- Associated Press - Friday, October 31, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A deputy US marshal has been charged with stealing 24 pounds of marijuana at gunpoint from people at a Northern California motel.

Clorenzo Griffen of Fort Lauderdale, Florida and two Miami residents were indicted Thursday for robbery and other federal crimes. They’re in custody and could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

Prosecutors charge that on Oct. 11 Griffen, Andre Jamison and Rodney Rackley impersonated police and stole marijuana from three people parked at a Yuba City motel.

Authorities say they were arrested in Sutter County after a car and foot chase.

Griffen’s attorney, Mark Reichel, says his client has a spotless work record but he can’t comment on the indictment because he hasn’t seen the evidence.

After-hours calls to the other mens’ lawyers weren’t immediately returned.

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