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UPDATE: Californian Sentenced After Hauling Hundreds of Pounds of Pot


Shad William Dixon of Colton, California has been sentenced to one year, two months in federal prison.

Jake Browne, general manager of The Releaf Center, a Denver medical marijuana center, smells a marijuana bud in his dispensary on Thursday, July 29, 2010. The Releaf Center has 2,600 patients and is prepared to grow enough marijuana to stay in business, but Browne said many dispensaries won't be able to meet the requirement. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

Sept. 17, 2013

UPDATE 4:39PM

A California man who hauled hundreds of pounds of marijuana to Virginia has been sentenced to one year, two months in federal prison.

A judge in Charlottesville also fined Shad William Dixon $2,000 on Tuesday. Dixon has also forfeited $30,000.

According to court records, Dixon was paid thousands of dollars to transport marijuana in his RV from California to Charlottesville. He was making his fourth such trip last year when he was busted during a traffic stop in Oklahoma. Police there found 140 pounds of marijuana in the vehicle.
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A California man who hauled hundreds of pounds of marijuana to Virginia is due in court Tuesday for sentencing.

Shad William Dixon of Colton, California, faces a maximum of 20-years in prison when he is sentenced in Charlottesville this afternoon.

He pleaded guilty in May to conspiracy to distribute marijuana.

According to court records, Dixon was paid thousands of dollars to transport marijuana in his recreational vehicle from California to Central Virginia.

He was making his fourth such trip last October when he was busted during a traffic stop in Oklahoma. Police there found 140 pounds of marijuana in the RV.


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