Lincoln Man Sentenced for Marijuana Grow House Operations
United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Aaron Polk, 33, of Lincoln, Nebraska., was sentenced on December 3, 2012, to 120 months in prison by United States District Judge Richard G. Kopf, for conspiring to manufacture 1,000 or more marijuana plants in Lancaster County, Nebraska. In addition to his prison term, Polk will serve five years of supervised release following his release from prison.
Polk was arrested on May 25, 2010, on the conspiracy charge that stemmed from the discovery by Lincoln Police Department officers of a number of houses containing large scale marijuana grow operations. On March 5, 2010, Polk was found in one of the grow houses in northeast Lincoln which contained 685 live marijuana plants, numerous rooted stems and over 1.1 kilos of harvested marijuana. Evidence presented at trial established that beginning in 2006, Polk had negotiated leases for other houses used to grow marijuana. The number of growing plants seized and evidence of marijuana harvested from 2006 to March of 2010 from three of the houses was the equivalent of over 983 kilos of marijuana.
“We are pleased to have held accountable one of the major providers of marijuana in the Lincoln area.” said Deborah Gilg, United States District Attorney for the District of Nebraska. “Much credit must be given to the Lincoln Police Department and the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office as well as the Lancaster County Attorney’s Office for their teamwork in this case.”