Shasta County Woman Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Interstate Trafficking of Marijuana and Money Laundering
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Aimee Sharon Burgess, 36, of Shasta Lake, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller to five years in prison for conspiring to distribute marijuana and conspiracy to launder money, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.
According to court documents, Burgess conspired with others to manufacture and distribute marijuana that had been grown in California and shipped to Pennsylvania for sale. When federal agents searched the house that she shared with co-defendant, Glen Edward Meyers in September 2013, they discovered numerous guns, approximately 20 pounds of processed marijuana packaged for resale, as well as cash, heat sealers, and other indicia of drug trafficking. Although Burgess was initially released pending trial, her bail was revoked after she violated court orders by communicating with Meyers through surreptitious telephone calls while he was detained at the Sacramento County Jail. As part of the investigation, agents also discovered a warehouse at another location, which contained approximately 490 plants in various stages of growth.
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, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Pennsylvania, Washington County Drug Task Force. Assistant United States Attorneys Michele Beckwith, Michael D. McCoy, and Kevin Khasigian prosecuted the case.
On April 22, 2015, Judge Mueller sentenced Meyers to more than eight years in prison in the same case.