Medical marijuana grower Chris Williams was sentenced Friday to a mandatory five years on a federal gun charge, and time served on a marijuana charge.
MISSOULA — Calling certain mandatory minimum sentences “unfair and absurd,” a federal judge Friday sentenced medical marijuana grower Chris Williams to five years in prison — the least amount mandated for his federal gun conviction.
MISSOULA - A last-minute flurry of activity surrounding the case of convicted medical marijuana grower Chris Williams did not halt Williams' scheduled sentencing in U.S. District Court in Missoula on Friday.
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.
MISSOULA — One of the last, and highest-profile, targets of a series of federal raids on medical marijuana businesses around Montana went on trial in U.S. District Court in Missoula on Monday.
HELENA — The strange saga of Christopher Williams and his marijuana conviction took another twist Tuesday after his defense attorney Michael Donahoe filed a motion to withdraw from the case.
HELENA — The president of a medical marijuana advocacy group said Friday that he will remain in that position despite a judge's order that he no longer use the drug.
Christopher Williams stands in front of the U.S. District Courthouse in Helena, where his trial was held.
HELENA — A Montana medical marijuana provider staring down an 80-year prison sentence has become something of a martyr among pot advocates, but he's not finding much support for his constitutional challenge of the federal raids that landed him in jail.
Medical marijuana grower Chris Williams is seeking a new trial after being convicted in a federal drug and weapons case that carries the potential for a prison sentence of up to 92 years. He’s appealing, but his supporters aren’t waiting for the justice system.
HELENA — A judge has denied the temporary release of a convicted medical marijuana provider who faces a possible 92-year prison sentence.
HELENA — As Chris Williams waited for a 12-member jury to decide his fate last month on eight marijuana-related charges, he was surprisingly calm for a man who knew he could be jailed for 85 years. He mentioned that he had taken a nap and was reading a book, “Ethics for a New Millennium” by …
HELENA - A Helena medical marijuana provider convicted of eight federal drug and weapons crimes is asking a judge to set aside the jury's verdict and order a new trial.
HELENA — Now that a jury has found a medical marijuana provider guilty of drug and weapons charges, there are just two people left who could challenge a two-year federal investigation into Montana's pot industry by going to trial.
HELENA — A jury on Thursday convicted a medical marijuana provider of drug trafficking and firearms charges, upholding the U.S. government's raids of state-regulated pot dispensaries in its first test at trial.
HELENA - A jury was deliberating Thursday whether to convict a Helena medical marijuana provider of federal drug trafficking charges in the only trial from last year's U.S. government raids of Montana-regulated pot dispensaries.
HELENA — The beginning of the end of Montana's once-booming medical marijuana industry came with a phone call from a citizen who was upset that hundreds of pot plants were in plain sight in a greenhouse near a busy roadway outside Helena.
HELENA - The only Montana medical marijuana provider to reject a deal with the government after his business was raided in last year's federal crackdown appeared at trial Monday with two former partners who did make deals testifying against him.
HELENA — A former medical marijuana provider who goes to trial Monday over last year's federal crackdown will not be allowed to claim that government officials entrapped him by making statements that led him to believe he would not be prosecuted.
HELENA — When federal agents raided 26 Montana medical marijuana provider homes, businesses and warehouses in March 2011, prominent among those targeted were the owners of Montana Cannabis.