Stay-at-home soccer dad sentenced as drug kingpinon October 19, 2012 @ 4:23 pm (Updated: 9:39 am - 10/20/12 )
Jacob Stuart, 39, was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Seattle to time in jail and five years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and conspiracy to commit money laundering.
Prosecutors say Stuart and others smuggled marijuana into the U.S. from Canada, and distributed as much as a ton of pot each month to other states from an airport in Puyallup.
Money made from the group's marijuana deals would be used to buy cocaine from Southern California, which they would resell in Canada at a huge mark up.
"This defendant tried to hide his international drug dealing while posing as a stay-at-home soccer dad," said U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan. "His lust for drug money disregarded the harm he spread throughout communities in the U.S. and Canada, and enriched a violent criminal gang."
Durkan says two dozen people in the U.S. and Canada have been charged in the case. Five have already been sentenced to lengthy prison terms. The smuggling organization had ties to members of the Hells Angels outlaw motorcycle gang in British Columbia, Canada.
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