A Redding-area man was sentenced Wednesday to more than eight years in prison for his role in what federal authorities described as an interstate marijuana trafficking case.
Glen Edward Meyers, 57, of Shasta Lake, was sentenced in Sacramento by U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller for conspiring to distribute marijuana and conspiracy to launder money, according to a U.S. Attorney’s Office news release.
According to court documents, Meyers conspired with others to manufacture and distribute marijuana that was grown in California and shipped to Pennsylvania for sale. When Meyers was arrested in Shasta Lake in September 2013, federal agents discovered numerous guns at his house and approximately 20 pounds of processed marijuana packaged for resale, as well as cash, heat sealers and other items associated with drug trafficking.
At the time, authorities said, three children were living in the home.
As part of the investigation, agents also discovered a warehouse at another location, which contained approximately 490 plants in various stages of growth.
Authorities said the government ultimately seized and forfeited approximately $1 million in drug proceeds from various bank accounts and other assets that Meyers controlled.
The case resulted from an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation and the Sacramento Valley Financial Crimes Task Force, with assistance from other agencies including the Pennsylvania State Police and the U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.
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