69-Year-Old Man Gets 2 Years In Federal Prison For Marijuana


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‚ÄčA California man was sentenced on Tuesday to two years in federal prison for trying to drive 730 pounds of marijuana through Kansas.

John McCollum of San Francisco pleaded guilty to transporting marijuana across state lines, according to prosecutors, reports The Topeka Capital-Journal.
McCollum was stopped by a Kansas Highway Patrol officer on November 19, 2009 on Interstate 70 in Wabaunsee County. He was driving a Budget rental truck and pulling a trailer containing a Ford F-150 pickup.
McCollum told the patrolman he was on the way from San Francisco to South Carolina, according to U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom’s office.

A search of the trailer turned up 730 pounds of marijuana.