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Redding Man Sentenced To 8 Years In Prison For Interstate Trafficking Of Marijuana And Money Laundering

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Glen Edward Meyers, 57, of Shasta Lake, was sentenced on Wednesday by United States District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller to eight years in prison for conspiring to distribute marijuana and conspiracy to launder money, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.

According to court documents, Meyers conspired with others to manufacture and distribute marijuana that had been grown in California and shipped to Pennsylvania for sale. When Meyers was arrested in Shasta Lake in September 2013, federal agents discovered numerous guns at his house, approximately 20 pounds of processed marijuana packaged for resale, as well as cash, heat sealers, and other indicia of drug trafficking. At the time, there were three minor children living in the home. As part of the investigation, agents also discovered a warehouse at another location, which contained approximately 490 plants in various stages of growth.

The government ultimately seized and forfeited approximately $1 million in drug proceeds from various bank accounts and other assets that Meyers controlled.

This case was the product of an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation, and the Sacramento Valley Financial Crimes Task Force, with assistance from the Pennsylvania State Police, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Pennsylvania, Washington County Drug Task Force. Assistant United States Attorney Michele Beckwith, Michael D. McCoy, and Kevin Khasigian prosecuted the case.

Updated April 30, 2015