Laredo man sentenced to 17 years for marijauna distribution in Texas
According to reports on My Fox DFW, a 45-year-old man in Laredo has been sentenced to over 17 years in prison “for conspiring to transport thousands of pounds of marijuana from South Texas and distributing it in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.”
According to federal prosecutors, Marco Antonio Marchan had been working with the drug cartel Los Zetas since 2008 transporting marijuana from Laredo into areas of North Texas.
Prosecutors went on to say that one shipment in November 2009 consisted of 5,500 lbs of marijuana that were distributed into the area.
A tip by someone involved with Marchan’s activities led to a surveillance operation and eventual arrest by federal authorities.
Marchan was convicted in December 2013 by a federal jury; he was also charged with obstructing justice by attempting to intimidate a scheduled witness.
By: Denton Ramsey
Denton Ramsey, a cannabis columnist and activist for many years, hosts a podcast called CannaTruths (available for free on iTunes) and may be reached via email at CannaTruths@gmail.com
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