Marijuana Trafficker in Montgomery sent to 30 Months in Jail

Posted by Sagar Satapathy on March 30, 2015.

A major marijuana offender, Roy McAllister II (39), has been sent to jail for 30 months for his role in a cross-border marijuana trafficking conspiracy. He was convicted of smuggling marijuana into Franklin County from Canada between 2009 and 2013. A fine of $25,000 was also imposed on Roy, who will serve three years of supervised release after the completion of his jail term.

In September 2014, Roy McAllister was convicted of two counts of filing false tax returns, but was acquitted later. A retrial was scheduled for December 2014. However, McAllister pleaded guilty to distributing marijuana before the trial could begin. So, he was sentenced to 30 months in jail on the basis of his confession.

He was also directed to file corrected tax returns and pay all due taxes to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). His jail term will begin in April 2015. He is the co-owner of McAllister Fuels of Richford. Roy along with Montgomery store owner Jeffrey Donna and farmer Jesse Soule, was part of the conspiracy to smuggle pot from Canada.

According to the U.S. Attorney for the District of Vermont, Roy McAllister and Donna brought around 6,000 pounds of marijuana illegally through the Canadian border. They earned huge profits from the drug sale and led a lavish lifestyle. McAllister reportedly purchased more than 30 guns, two Harley Davidson motorcycles, a Polaris ATV, a Chevy Tahoe, a Ford F-150 Harley Davidson edition pick-up truck, a GMC Yukon and expensive jewelry during the drug smuggling. He was asked to forfeit all the above assets.

A forfeiture action against his residence, is still pending. Farmer Jesse Soule was convicted in January 2014 and currently serving a 13-month sentence. He had forfeited $250,000 received from drug proceeds and a Polaris ATV. Kirt Westcom of Fairfield, who received bulk pot from Donna and McAllister, is serving 24-month jail term. He had forfeited $135,000 to the government along with a Harley Davidson motorcycle, and a Ford F-350 pick-up truck.

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