- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 29, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - One of two northeast Kansas twin brothers convicted of roles in a multistate marijuana-trafficking operation has been sentenced to more than 19 years in federal prison.

Thirty-three-year-old Roosevelt Rico Dahda of Lawrence, Kansas, was sentenced Tuesday in Kansas City, Kansas.

Dahda was convicted last year of conspiracy in a monthslong trial. He was among 43 people accused in Kansas and California in connection with the trafficking authorities said involved 8,000 pounds of marijuana brought over seven years until 2012 to Lawrence and the Kansas City area, much of it from California.

Investigators say they seized nearly $17 million in drug proceeds in the case.

Roosevelt Dahda’s brother and co-defendant, Los Rovell Dahda, is to be sentenced Wednesday.

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