Man with 471 pounds of marijuana sentenced

A Minnesota man was sentenced today to 1.75 years in federal prison for driving a load of 471 pounds of marijuana to Kansas, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said. In addition, he will serve three years on supervised release.

Mark Anthony Berg, 40, Coon Rapids, Minnesota, pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

The Kansas Highway Patrol stopped Berg’s vehicle on I-70 in Ellsworth County. Troopers found 471 pounds of marijuana concealed in the vehicle.

McAllister commended the Kansas Highway Patrol, the Drug Enforcement Administration and Assistant U.S. Attorney Skip Jacobs for their work on the case.

One thought on “Man with 471 pounds of marijuana sentenced”

  1. More stupid waste of police, court and prison resources on something that should be completely legal. Data from the Center for Disease Control shows that cannabis is much safer to consume than alcoholic beverages or tobacco products. Based on that fact alone, cannabis should be completely legal.

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