A Southern Oregon man received a federal prison sentence of nearly four years last week after being found guilty of engaging in an interstate marijuana trafficking conspiracy.
A Department of Justice press release states that 67-year-old Ashland resident, Daniel Stewart Gregg, has a long history with controlled substances and was previously convicted of cannabis possession in 1970 and 1975 as well as selling marijuana in 2012.
In 2004, Gregg was also given a 15-month federal prison sentence for distributing a hallucinogen.
In 2015, Illinois law enforcement officers seized 354 pounds of cannabis, valued at approximately $885,000, being transporting from Southern Oregon, according to court documents.
Investigators also seized more than $153,000 during a later search of the courier’s residence in North Carolina.
After questioning the courier, investigators learned that Gregg had coordinated the seized shipment of cannabis as well as other later interstate shipments.
The courier assisted investigators in an undercover sting operation in 2016, using a coded letter offering to purchase marijuana from Gregg for $2,500/lb, leading to his arrest, reports KTVL.
Gregg waived indictment on June 8, 2018, and pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to distribute a controlled substance.
On May 23, Gregg was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison followed by two years of supervised release.