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Monday, Feb 24 2014 03:54 PM

Defendant sentenced to 2 1/2 years for growing marijuana in Sequoia National Forest


Sergio Reyna, 36, was sentenced Monday to 2 1/2 years in prison for conspiring to manufacture, distribute and possess with the intent to distribute marijuana grown in the Gibboney Canyon area of the Sequoia National Forest in Kern County.

U.S. Forest Service agents seized 7,302 marijuana plants from the site and found 5,000 marijuana plant stalks consistent with a prior harvest in 2012, according to a news release from the office of U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner. Reyna is also subject to deportation to Mexico after he serves his prison term.

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