Tampa man caught with 323 pounds of pot sent to prison

TAMPA — A Tampa man caught with 323 pounds of marijuana has been sentenced to more than six years in prison.

Arianne Rodriguez, 29, was convicted June 20 of conspiring to possess and possessing with the intent to distribute 100 kilograms or more of marijuana.

Prosecutors said Rodriguez and a co-conspirator showed up to a Tampa shipping company on Dec. 9, 2011, with a delivery truck and picked up crates filled with pot. The men took the payload to Rodriguez's house, then federal authorities swooped in after the men had already opened one of the crates, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

A federal judge this week sentenced Rodriguez to 78 months in federal prison.

Tampa man caught with 323 pounds of pot sent to prison 09/26/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 6:22pm]

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