San Diego Padres catcher Luis Campusano faces felony marijuana charge

San Diego Padres catcher Luis Campusano was arrested early Saturday morning in Georgia after police found 79 grams of marijuana in his car. Under Georgia state law, possession of more than one ounce of marijuana (28.35 grams) is considered a felony and can carry a prison sentence of up to 10…

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‘Godfather of Grass’ sentenced to 57 months in prison on federal marijuana charge

Published: Mar 15, 2018, 5:21 pm • Updated: Mar 15, 2018, 5:21 pm By The Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The “Godfather of Grass,” who fled to Canada after being indicted on federal drug charges and spent eight years on the run, was sentenced Thursday to almost five years in…

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Former Mississippi cop sentenced to 5 years on marijuana charge

Published: Mar 13, 2018, 5:38 pm • Updated: Mar 13, 2018, 5:38 pm By The Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. — A former Mississippi police officer has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for trying to obtain and distribute 110 pounds (50 kilograms) or more of marijuana. U.S. District…

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“Godfather of Grass,” outlaw head of the “Cornbread Mafia,” pleads guilty to drug charge

Published: Dec 20, 2017, 2:31 pm • Updated: Dec 20, 2017, 2:31 pm By Bruce Schreiner, The Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The “Godfather of Grass” — who generated an Internet following for his exploits during his run from the law — is facing prison time after admitting his involvement…

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NBA’s Zach Randolph avoids felony charge, gets community service after possession arrest

Published: Sep 14, 2017, 9:48 am • Updated: Sep 14, 2017, 10:01 am By Michael Balsamo, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Sacramento Kings forward Zach Randolph was sentenced to community service on Wednesday after being charged with marijuana possession and resisting arrest following an incident last month at a…

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NBA All-Star Zach Randolph faces misdemeanor marijuana charge in L.A.

Published: Sep 1, 2017, 11:59 am • Updated: Sep 1, 2017, 12:00 pm By Michael Balsamo, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Sacramento Kings forward Zach Randolph has been charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession and resisting arrest following an incident this month when a large gathering became unruly at a…

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SWAT team’s infant endangerment overturns drug charge

Published: Jan 13, 2017, 9:14 am • Updated: Jan 13, 2017, 9:14 am By Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post An Indiana court has overturned a man’s felony drug convictions because of a SWAT team’s “unreasonable” search that endangered an infant, a decision that highlights growing concerns about the militarization of…

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This California town will charge home growers $141 for the privilege

Published: Dec 27, 2016, 4:46 pm • Updated: Dec 27, 2016, 4:46 pm By Daniel M. Jimenez, Bay Area News Group A small Southern California town is moving to require a costly permit for residents who want to grow marijuana in their own homes. The Desert Sun reports that the…

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