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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of California

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 20, 2014

Georgia Man Charged With Marijuana Distribution After 50 Pounds Of Marijuana Were Found In His Luggage At The Sacramento Airport

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A federal grand jury returned an indictment today against Aljamario Willoughby, 21, of Athens, Georgia, charging him with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.

According to court documents and agents at the scene, on October 29, 2014, Willoughby was arrested in the Sacramento airport on his way to Atlanta, Georgia when 50 pounds of marijuana was found in sealed bags in his luggage.

This case is the product of an investigation by the Sacramento County Sherriff’s Office and the Transportation Security Administration. Assistant United States Attorney Paul Hemesath is prosecuting the case.

Willoughby is currently detained at the Sacramento County Jail.

If convicted, Willoughby faces a maximum statutory penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Any sentence, however, would be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables. The charges are only allegations; the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Press Release Number: 
Docket #: 2:14-cr-328-GEB
Updated April 8, 2015