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Man allegedly behind plan to distribute hundreds of pounds of marijuana could face 10 years

The U.S. Attorney's Office says a Wheelwright man admitted in federal court Thursday to conspiring to distribute at least 100 kilograms of marijuana in Pike and Floyd Counties.

John "Johnny Boy" Hall, 43, pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to distribute 100 kilograms or more of marijuana and attempt to possess with intent to distribute 50 kilograms or more of marijuana. Hall admitted that from January 2009 until December of 2010, he received between 220 and 880 pounds of the drug.

The U.S. Attorney's Office and Hall agreed to a prison sentence of 10 years. Hall has a prior drug felony conviction which subjected him to a higher sentence for the offenses. Hall is scheduled to be sentenced in May.

Filed under: Floyd Co. | Court cases | Drugs


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