Octogenarian to be sentenced in massive marijuana operation
Feb. 07, 2016
BOSTON (AP) — An 80-year-old man who pleaded guilty to running a massive marijuana-dealing operation faces sentencing in federal court.
Marshall Dion pleaded guilty in October. He faces up to seven years in prison under a plea agreement with prosecutors who say Dion has been selling marijuana for decades.
Dion in 1985 crashed a single-engine plane in Kenosha County, Wisconsin, and then crawled along a field with two broken ankles as cash floated in the air. He denied that the $112,000 recovered from the crash scene was his.
A stop for speeding in 2013 in Junction City, Kansas, led authorities to Massachusetts and Arizona, where they found about $15 million in cash, nearly 400 pounds of marijuana and ledgers detailing drug deals going back to 1992.
Sentencing is scheduled for Thursday.