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North County pro-skater charged in federal meth distribution case

North County pro-skater charged in federal meth distribution case

A North County professional skateboarder is being charged in a federal drug distribution case months after a search of his Encinitas home turned up heroin, methamphetamine and Xanax.

Robert Vincent Lorifice, 30, was arrested by the Sheriff’s Department following the Sept. 26 search of his home on Blossom Field Way and is facing drug charges in two separate cases in San Diego Superior Court.

A federal arrest warrant has now been issued.

Lorifice grew up in Encinitas, perfecting his craft at the Magdalena Ecke YMCA and being mentored by the county’s older generation of skating stars, including Tony Hawk, according to a 2010 profile in The Coast News.

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