Medical marijuana provider gets probation sentence

2012-10-05T16:20:00Z Medical marijuana provider gets probation sentenceThe Associated Press The Associated Press
October 05, 2012 4:20 pm  • 

HELENA — A judge has sentenced a Somers man to five years of probation for his role in a medical marijuana operation that was dismantled in a federal crackdown.

U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen sentenced 40-year-old Darin Mower on Thursday in Missoula. Mower had previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to maintain a drug-involved premises.

Prosecutors say Mower had a medical marijuana operation of more than 300 plants and a dispensary in Kalispell. Mower also allegedly provided marijuana to Jason Washington, a former Montana quarterback who owned Big Sky Health dispensaries in Missoula and Victor.

Prosecutors have said Washington ran a drug-trafficking ring that distributed marijuana across western Montana.

Three others involved in Washington's operation have made plea deals with federal prosecutors. Washington has pleaded not guilty.

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