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72-year-old Florida man gets 90 months for distribution of marijuana

April 18, 2013 at 7:16 PM   |   Comments

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April 18 (UPI) -- A 72-year-old man was sentenced to 90 months in prison Wednesday for marijuana distribution.

James Moore was found to have a ties to a notorious Mexican drug cartel, according to the News Herald.

U.S. District Court Judge Richard Smoak reduced Moore's sentence because of his cooperation with law enforcement.

Moore was one of three arrested in February 2012 during a police raid in Vernon, Fla., where large amounts of marijuana was delivered and stored.

The investigation led to more than a dozen arrests across Florida and Texas, including a number of Mexican nationals. Officials also seized thousands of pounds of marijuana and a number of guns.

Moore told officers he was a local distributor who obtained and sold 50 pounds of pot a month.

Moore's attorney requested an additional reduction on his 90-month sentence because of his health problems, but that request was not granted. Moore is a U.S. Air Force veteran.

Smoak said Moore will serve 90 months in prison followed by eight months on supervised release.

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