Placerville man sentenced to 3.5 years on pot-related charges

By From page A9 | May 10, 2013

A Placerville man was sentenced to more than three years in prison Friday in a Sacramento federal court for an interstate marijuana distribution conspiracy.

District Judge Garland E. Burrell sentenced Robert Edward Mulready to 42 months in federal prison followed by a four-year term of supervised release, U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced in a press release.

Mulready had previously pleaded guilty of conspiring to cultivate and distribute at least 100 marijuana plants. Court documents related to the case allege that Mulready traveled to California for the sole purpose of cultivating the plants. Rather than selling to local dispensaries, Mulready sold to out-of-state individuals, a more lucrative business.

A search of Mulready’s house revealed processed marijuana, packing material and hundreds of marijuana plants. He had more than $155,000 in cash in his house with numerous bundles hidden in the attic.

The case was investigated by El Dorado County’s Mountain and Valley Marijuana Investigation Team, or MAVMIT, and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration. The case was prosecuted by  Assistant U.S. Attorney Todd A. Pickles.

Cole Mayer

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