Man gets 3 years in prison in Conn. pot bust

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Associated Press

Posted on April 2, 2014 at 7:32 AM

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A New York man busted with 315 pounds of marijuana in Connecticut has been sentenced to three years in prison.

Fifty-six-year-old Oves St. Orbin Wright of Massapequa on Long Island was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Hartford. He pleaded guilty in October to a marijuana distribution conspiracy charge.

Authorities say Wright and Kevin Dunbar of Manchester, Conn., were caught in May of last year receiving a shipment of 315 pounds of marijuana in Enfield and driving it to a storage facility in East Hartford. U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents discovered the pot while searching a tractor-trailer on Interstate 10 in western Texas near Sierra Blanca, and authorities set up surveillance on the drugs.

Dunbar has pleaded guilty to the same charge as Wright and awaits sentencing.

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