80-Year-Old Man Sentenced for Decades-Long Marijuana Operation
BOSTON (AP) _ An 80-year-old man who ran a sprawling marijuana-dealing operation has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Marshall Dion pleaded guilty last year to drug and money-laundering charges.
Prosecutors say Dion ran a large marijuana enterprise for decades.
When police in Junction City, Kansas, stopped him for speeding in 2013, they found about $828,000 in cash in his pickup truck. A federal investigation led authorities to Massachusetts and Arizona, where they found about $15 million in cash, nearly 400 pounds of marijuana and ledgers detailing drug deals going back to 1992.
A federal judge earlier this month rejected a plea agreement that called for a five- to seven-year prison sentence for Dion.
The judge sentenced him to 10 years on Tuesday during a hearing in U.S. District Court.