- Associated Press - Thursday, March 26, 2015

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - A New York man has been sentenced to one year in federal prison for marijuana trafficking in New Mexico.

Prosecutors say 50-year-old Gary Anthony Harris, of Carle Place, also was sentenced Thursday to two years of supervised release after serving his prison term.

Harris and a co-defendant were charged by criminal complaint with conspiracy to distribute marijuana in August 2013.

He pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana with intent to distribute in March 2014.

In his plea agreement, Harris admitted to owning 300 pounds of the more than 1,100 pounds of marijuana found in the commercial vehicle of another defendant in the case.

Harris also forfeited nearly $53,000 in drug proceeds that were seized from two bank accounts and a safe deposit box by federal authorities.

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