A jury on Friday found a man associated with South Sound medical marijuana dispensaries guilty of manufacturing pot and conspiring to distribute it, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
They did not convict Lance Gloor, 37, with conspiracy to commit money laundering or gun possession in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, with which he was also indicted in U.S. District Court.
His sentencing is scheduled for later this year.
Gloor is one of three people indicted in connection to Puget Sound medical marijuana dispensaries Tacoma Cross, Lacey Cross, Key Peninsula Cross and Seattle Cross.
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James Lucas and Matthew Roberts pleaded guilty in 2015 to conspiracy to distribute marijuana. Lucas also pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering. Both men await sentencing.
Defense attorney Karen Unger told the jury during Gloor’s trial that he operated the Key Peninsula and Lacey dispensaries independently from the co-defendants.
Prosecutors argued the dispensaries were a cross-marketed network.
In their trial brief, the prosecution said the Cross dispensaries distributed and planned to distribute more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana collectively, more than the amount allowed by state law, and they grossed about $8 million over two years.
The jury found the amount of marijuana Gloor conspired to distribute was at least 100 kilograms, which brings a mandatory minimum sentence of five years for that count.
Marijuana remains illegal under federal law.