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St. Albans man gets prison for selling pot

By Staff reports

A St. Albans man was sentenced Monday to 46 months in federal prison for selling marijuana.

Richard Hughes, 54, pleaded guilty in January to conspiracy to distribute marijuana. He admitted that, from at least August 2010 through February 2012, he received marijuana from Robin Slater, a large-scale marijuana trafficker, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin’s office.

Hughes forfeited about $77,000 in cash and several thousand dollars worth of vehicles and equipment that were proceeds of distributing the drug, the release states.

U.S. District Court Chief Judge Robert Chambers in Huntington handed down the sentence.

Slater was sentenced to 35 years in prison after pleaded guilty to several federal charges, including conspiracy to distribute 100 kilograms or more of marijuana, according to the release.


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