Man pleads guilty to interstate trafficking

By From page A1 | February 20, 2013

A Placerville man pleaded guilty to manufacturing, distributing and possession with an intent to distribute marijuana on Feb. 15 in federal court.

Dylan Hudson, 26, was in charge of a interstate marijuana trafficking conspiracy, a press release from U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. Over the course of the investigation into Hudson, more than 1,100 pounds of processed marijuana were seized, along with more than $329,000 in cash and eight firearms.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Immigrations and Enforcement’s Office of Homeland Security Investigations in Sacramento, Chicago and Milwaukee; the California Department of Justice; the Mountain and Valley Marijuana Investigation Team; the Chicago Police Department; El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department; and the Dane County, Wis., Sheriff’s Department. The prosecutors of the case were U.S. Attorneys Jill Thomas and Justin Lee.

Hudson will be sentenced on May 3 by U.S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. He faces a minimum of five years and a maximum of 40 years in prison and a $5 million fine.

Cole Mayer

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