A Yuba County man who was stopped on Interstate 80 in Iowa, for driving from California with nearly three pounds of medical marijuana, weapons , and his two-year-old child was sentenced on October 11, to two years in federal prison. Peter Deegan an Assistant US Attorney for the Northern District of Iowa says Kelvin Maximillion Stanford from Olivehurst, received the prison term after a July 9, guilty plea to possessing with intent to distribute marijuana and being an unlawful drug user in possession of a firearm.*
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At the sentencing hearing, the judge called the medical marijuana license a “red herring,” noting that Stanford had admitted to intending to distribute the marijuana instead of only using it to treat a medical condition.
Stanford was sentenced to 24 months’ imprisonment. A special assessment of $200 was imposed. He must also serve a three-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system. Stanford was released on the bond previously set and is to surrender to the Bureau of Prisons on a date yet to be set.