Prosecutor recommends 10 years for ex-pot provider

2013-01-15T12:43:00Z 2013-02-01T13:18:04Z Prosecutor recommends 10 years for ex-pot providerThe Associated Press The Associated Press
January 15, 2013 12:43 pm  • 

HELENA — A prosecutor is recommending 10 years in prison for a former medical marijuana provider who struck a plea deal after he was convicted on eight drug and weapons charges.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Thaggard said in his sentencing memo that Chris Williams should serve consecutive five-year sentences for the two charges to which he pleaded guilty.

Williams is facing a mandatory minimum sentence of five years, which is what his attorney is requesting from U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen.

Williams will be sentenced Feb. 1 for his role as head of Montana Cannabis' Helena greenhouse.

Montana Cannabis was among the marijuana providers raided in a 2011 federal crackdown.

Williams decided to go to trial but made a deal after the jury's verdict left him facing at least 80 years in prison.

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