- Associated Press - Monday, June 15, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles man has pleaded guilty to operating a marijuana lab that sparked a blaze at a six-story downtown building last summer.

Thirty-four-year-old Rafael Sarkisyan pleaded guilty Monday to manufacturing a controlled substance, recklessly causing a fire and animal cruelty.

Prosecutors say after firefighters doused the flames they discovered a marijuana grow and extraction lab. Police also found two dogs that apparently died in the fire.

No injuries were reported.

Sarkisyan will be sentenced on August 4th and is expected to receive six years and eight months in state prison.

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