- Associated Press - Saturday, October 22, 2016

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A Parma, Idaho man was sentenced to 18 months for conspiracy to grow and sell pot on public land.

The Idaho Statesman reports (https://bit.ly/2eEOy8C ) that Rogelio Arevalo-Villasenor, a Mexican national, will likely be deported after serving his federal prison sentence.

Idaho’s U.S. Attorney Wendy Olson said Friday that the charges stem from the discovery last fall of 6,800 marijuana plants on public land in a canyon north of Banks in Boise County.

Arevalor-Villasenor pleaded guilty in July and told investigators he supplied workers at the grow site with groceries and other supplies.

Co-defendants Martin Diaz-Lara and Carlos Avalos-Cervantes pleaded guilty earlier and got stiffer sentences.

Diaz-Lara got 15 years in prison and Avalos-Cervantes was sentenced to nine years.


Information from: Idaho Statesman, https://www.idahostatesman.com

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