Skip to main content
Press Release

Holland Man Sentenced For Marijuana Manufacturing And Money Laundering Charges

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

BOSTON – A Holland man was sentenced today in federal court in Worcester in connection with a marijuana manufacturing operation.

Peter Molle Jr., 36, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman to nine months in prison and two years of supervised release. In January 2019, Molle pleaded guilty to two counts of manufacturing marijuana and possessing marijuana with intent to distribute and one count of money laundering. Molle was arrested in December 2017 and released on conditions. 

In February 2017, a search warrant was executed at Molle’s residence in Holland where a commercial-style marijuana grow operation with more than 100 marijuana plants were discovered. Even after the execution of the search warrant, Molle continued to engage in substantial black-market marijuana cultivation. In December 2017, agents executed another search warrant at Molle’s house and again located a significant commercial-style marijuana grow operation. The investigation also found that Molle used cash derived from the sale of marijuana to pay for expenses relating to his marijuana business, including to pay down the balance on a credit card that he used to purchase marijuana-related cultivation supplies.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Field Office, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Bill Abely of Lelling’s Criminal Division prosecuted the case.

Updated April 26, 2019

Topic
Drug Trafficking