A 34-year-old man was sentenced Tuesday to six years and eight months in state prison in connection with a downtown Los Angeles drug operation discovered by authorities after a fire in which two dogs apparently died last summer.
Rafael Sarkisyan of Los Angeles pleaded guilty June 15 to one count each of manufacturing a controlled substance, recklessly causing fire to an inhabited structure and animal cruelty, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Authorities found a marijuana growing and extraction lab after responding to a fire on July 18, 2014, at the six-story building. Police discovered two dogs inside an apartment that appeared to have died in the fire, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
— City News Service