Minnesota Man gets 9 Years Jail for possessing 400 Pounds of Marijuana

Posted by Sagar Satapathy on December 31, 2014.

Scott Bradley Cunningham, a 45-year-old man from Inver Grove Heights at Dakota County in Minnesota, has been sentenced to 9 years in jail for possessing 400 pounds of marijuana. He pleaded guilty to all charges leveled against him by the Dakota County Drug Task Force agents, who arrested him in November 2011.

The officials had seized 400 pounds of marijuana from Cunningham's house, which was estimated to be more than $1 million in the global market. He not only possessed the drugs, but also tried to distribute them to others. Three other people were also arrested along with him. The cops had recovered seven guns from his house, which led to the speculations that he was planning a robbery.

The marijuana was kept inside a secret room, hidden by a fake wall at the home. But, the agents managed to trace those. While Cunningham was sent to nine years in jail, Brian Lee Speldrick (59) was sentenced to two years of probation. However, charges against Holly Joann Swenson (32) and Jerilyn Reis (44) were dismissed.

Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom hailed the efforts of the agents, who cracked the case and exposed the convict. He also praised the prosecution, saying "This case involved one of the largest marijuana seizures in our county's history."

In another development, the authorities in North Dakota arrested a 34-year-old man for possessing more than 4 pounds of marijuana. The accused, Brian Flem, reportedly tried to distribute marijuana, which is prohibited under the law in North Dakota. He was found driving with a suspended Minnesota driver's license. Flem was in possession of four pounds of paraphernalia drug.

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