Nov 18, 2015 6:36 PM by News Staff
A Redding man accused of shipping $700,000 worth of marijuana from California to Pennsylvania has been found guilty of federal drug trafficking charges.
John James Kash, 52, of Redding was found guilty of conspiracy to distribute marijuana, manufacturing marijuana, and conspiracy to launder money, United States Attorney Benjamin Wagner announced Wednesday.
Kash was arrested in Pittsburg in May of 2013 when he and three associates picked up a crate containing 200 pounds of marijuana. Investigators had been tracking the crate since it was shipped out of Benicia, California a few days earlier.
After the arrest, authorities raided six businesses linked to Kash and seized more than $1 million of marijuana and another $150,000 cash.
Three months after his initial arrest, Kash was out of custody on his own recognizance when he was arrested in Redding for transforming a warehouse into a marijauna growhouse. That bust yielded another 468 marijuana plants.
Kash faces 40 years in prison when he is sentenced on February 3.
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