SANTA ANA – An Anaheim man was convicted Wednesday of robbing drug dealers at gunpoint during a pair of large-scale marijuana deals at a Newport Coast resort.
A Santa Ana jury found Thomas Lamarr Prince, 40, guilty of four felony counts of robbery after prosecutors said he ripped off more than $100,000 in marijuana.
On Feb 18 and March 21, Prince met drug dealers in a Newport Coast parking lot, drove them to a nearby resort and once they were inside his private hotel villa, robbed them at gunpoint, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.
He stole 60 pounds of marijuana during the first robbery, prosecutors said, and 90 pounds during the second.
Prince, who has a prior conviction for a Los Angeles robbery in 2015, is facing up to 25 years in state prison. He is scheduled to return to court for sentencing on Dec. 15.
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