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Man with 471 Pounds of Marijuana Sentenced

GavelA Minnesota man was sentenced Monday to 21 months in federal prison for driving a load of 471 pounds of marijuana to Kansas, US Attorney Stephen McAllister said. In addition, he will serve three years on supervised release.

40-year-old Mark Anthony Berg of Coon Rapids, Minnesota pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

The Kansas Highway Patrol stopped Berg's vehicle on Interstate 70 in Ellsworth County. Troopers found 471 pounds of marijuana concealed in the vehicle.

McAllister commended the Kansas Highway Patrol, the Drug Enforcement Administration and Assistant US Attorney Skip Jacobs for their work on the case.

(Information courtesy Department of Justice US Attorney's Office, District of Kansas.)

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