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LA Man Gets Prison In Federal Vegas Pot Case

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal prosecutor says a 41-year-old Los Angeles man has been sentenced to 21 months in federal prison for conspiring to distribute marijuana through Las Vegas medical marijuana businesses.

U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden said Monday that John Allen Youngblood was among six people who pleaded guilty to federal charges that they illegally distributed pot or laundered money through the businesses called The Happiness Consultants.

Bogden says Youngblood was sentenced Friday. He was arrested Sept. 8, 2010, with almost 20 pounds of marijuana in bags and some $48,000 in cash in his Lexus at one of the storefront businesses.

Federal authorities also seized two handguns inside the business.

Youngblood pleaded guilty July 5 to conspiracy to distribute marijuana.

Bogden says Youngblood had three prior felony convictions in California.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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