A Shasta County woman has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for interstate trafficking of marijuana.
Aimee Sharon Burgess, 36, of Shasta Lake was sentenced Wednesday 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, Burgess conspired with others to manufacture and distribute marijuana that had been grown in California and shipped to Pennsylvania for sale. When federal agents searched the house she shared with co-defendant, Glen Edward Meyers in September 2013, they discovered numerous guns and approximately 20 pounds of processed marijuana packaged for resale, as well as cash, heat sealers and other items indicative of drug trafficking, authorities said.
As part of the investigation, law enforcement agents also discovered a warehouse at another location, which contained approximately 490 plants in various stages of growth.
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Burgess initially was released pending trial, but her bail was revoked after she violated court orders by communicating with Meyers through surreptitious telephone calls while he was in Sacramento County Jail.
Judge Mueller, in April, sentenced Meyers to more than eight years in prison in the same case.
The case resulted from an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal investigation and the Sacramento Valley Financial Crimes Task Force.