Sacto 9-1-1
April 8, 2013
Brothers involved in marijuana growing sentenced

Three of four Sacramento brothers involved in a sophisticated residential marijuana growing operation were sentenced today in federal court in Sacramento.

Tony Le, 55, was sentenced to 48 months in prison, and Cuong Le, 43, and Minh Le, 36, received prison sentences of 51 months and 46 months, respectively, according to a federal Department of Justice news release. They were sentenced by U.S. District Judge William B. Shubb for their involvement in a conspiracy to manufacture marijuana.

Co-defendant Tien Le was recently found guilty after a six-day trial in the same case and is to be sentenced July 1.

According to court documents, the Le brothers purchased high-end homes in Auburn, Foresthill, Cameron Park, Placerville and El Dorado Hills for the purpose of installing large-scale indoor marijuana grows. The homes had large basements ideal for growing large amounts of marijuana, according to federal authorities.

The case resulted from an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration's Sacramento District Office, the Internal Revenue Service, Placer County Sheriff's Department, and the Auburn and Elk Grove police departments.

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