Judge Sentences Three Individuals Charged with Growing Marijuana

Posted: Monday, April 22, 2013 --- 6:03pm

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A federal judge in Milwaukee has sentenced three people charged with growing hundreds of marijuana plants in the northeastern Wisconsin woods.

U.S. District Judge William Greisbach on Monday sentenced Javier Magana to five years in prison, Marco Magana to four years and Maria Hilda Magana-Mendoza to three years.

The judge sentenced two others involved in the operation earlier this month. Brian Magana got time served and Manuel Mendoza got four years and two months.

Federal prosecutors charged the group last summer, accusing them of growing marijuana on their two properties in the towns of Athelstane and Middle Inlet in central Marinette County. Police observed more than 1,000 plants at each location.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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