- Associated Press - Friday, April 27, 2018

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Kansas man was sentenced to five years in prison without parole for his role in a conspiracy to distribute $3 million worth of marijuana in the Kansas City metro region.

Prosecutors say 29-year-old Justin Polson of Overland Park was sentenced Thursday and ordered to forfeit $1.5 million to the government.

Polson pleaded guilty in September to conspiracy to distribute marijuana and participating in a money-laundering scheme.

His co-defendant, 38-year-old James Mack, of Westminster, Colorado, was given the same sentence last month on the same charges and also ordered to forfeit $1.5 million.

Prosecutors say Mack mailed marijuana in five-gallon plastic buckets to Polson between September 2012 and May 2015.

Polson deposited about $3 million into Mack’s bank account, in amounts below $10,000 to avoid reporting requirements.


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