Sacto 9-1-1
May 3, 2013
Placerville man sentenced for interstate marijuana distrbution

A Placerville man has been sentenced in federal count in Sacramento to 42 months in prison for his role in an interstate marijuana distribution conspiracy.

U.S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. also sentenced Robert Edward Mulready to four years of supervised release following his time in prison.

Mulready previously pleaded guilty to conspiring to cultivate and distribute at least 100 marijuana plants, according to a federal Department of Justice news release.

According to court documents, Mulready traveled to California for the purpose of growing marijuana and sold the marijuana to individuals outside the state because it was more lucrative than selling to local dispensaries. The documents also allege that he received two packages filled with cash from out-of-state individuals.

Authorities said a search of his house turned up several hundred marijuana plants, along with processed marijuana and packaging materials. Mulready also had more than $155,000 in cash at his house, including numerous bundles of cash hidden in his attic.

The case resulted from an investigation by El Dorado County's Mountain and Valley Marijuana Investigation Team and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

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