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ENGADINE MAN SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR ROLE IN MARIJUANA GROW

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 04, 2012

MARQUETTE, MICHIGAN —Timothy Russell Nelson, 44, of Engadine, Michigan, was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for conspiracy to manufacture marijuana, U.S. Attorney Donald A. Davis announced today. In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Judge Robert Holmes Bell ordered Nelson to serve five years of supervised release following his release from prison, to pay a $1,000 fine, and to pay a $100 special assessment.

On January 11, 2012, Nelson pleaded guilty to a federal felony information charging him with conspiracy to manufacture 100 or more marijuana plants. The charge stemmed from an investigation in 2007 surrounding the growing of marijuana in various locations in Mackinac County. The investigation revealed an ongoing conspiracy to manufacture marijuana that spanned from 2004 through 2007 involving over 400 marijuana plants.

The Straits Area Narcotics Enforcement team, Michigan State Police, and Chippewa County Sheriff Department investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul D. Lochner prosecuted the case.

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