Aurora couple first to go to prison in connection with large-scale Colorado black market marijuana ring

An Aurora couple was sentenced in federal court this week for their role in a large-scale black market marijuana grow operation, the first people to be sent to prison as part of a massive Denver-area drug take-down announced last year. Huanyu Yan, 54, and You Lan Xiang, 50, received 36…

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Man sentenced to 3 years in prison for illegal marijuana operation in San Isabel National Forest

A federal judge sentenced a 25-year-old man last week to three years in federal prison for growing and intending to sell large quantities of marijuana, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday. Margarito Yepez-Sanchez, a Mexican living in the United States illegally, also received three years of supervised release for conspiracy…

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Fallen pot package in Nebraska leads to possible prison time for Colorado man

KEARNEY, Neb. — Two people arrested in south-central Nebraska are facing possible prison time for hauling marijuana, including some that had fallen onto Interstate 80. The Kearney Hub reports that 49-year-old Charlie Red of Sedalia and 29-year-old Damaisy De La Caridad Rodriguez of Miami pleaded no contest Friday in Buffalo…

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Man sentenced up to 12 years in prison for two armed robberies of same Denver pot shop

One of four men charged with marijuana store robberies in Denver pleaded guilty Thursday and was sentenced up to 12 years in prison. Tayone Givens, 21, pleaded guilty in Denver District Court to two counts of aggravated robbery, one count for two separate robberies of the same business. He was…

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A man who robbed a black market marijuana dealer was sentenced to 6 years in prison. The dealer has not been charged.

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A 22-year-old man who robbed a southwestern Oregon marijuana dealer has been sentenced to more than six years in prison. The Mail Tribune reports that Erick Molinero, of Fort Worth, Texas, received the sentence Friday after pleading no contest to second-degree robbery, first-degree burglary and other charges. Related…

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Ex-Miss Kentucky gets probation for smuggling marijuana into prison

LIMA, Ohio — A former Miss Kentucky who tried to smuggle a small amount of marijuana into an Ohio prison for her boyfriend won’t have to spend time behind bars. The Lima News reports 28-year-old Kia Hampton, of Louisville, Kentucky, received probation Wednesday during a hearing in Allen County in…

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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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Colorado man who shipped $3 million of marijuana gets five years in prison

Published: Mar 8, 2018, 11:22 am • Updated: Mar 8, 2018, 11:27 am By Kieran Nicholson, The Denver Post A Colorado man was sentenced in federal court Tuesday for his role in a conspiracy to ship $ 3 million of marijuana through the mail for distribution in the Kansas City area.…

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