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Minnesota couple pleads guilty to hauling nearly 1,000 pounds of marijuana from California

They were arrested in 2017 and pleaded guilty last week.

A Minnesota couple is headed to prison after admitting in U.S. District Court their intent to distribute nearly 1,000 pounds of marijuana they were hauling in an RV. 

The U.S. District Attorney's Office announced that Steven Thomas Robinson, 59, and his wife, Vicki Lynn Robinson, 59, of Milaca, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute marijuana. 

They've been released pending a sentencing hearing in March, where they face at least five years and up to 40 years in prison, plus a $5 million fine and four years supervised release. 

The Robinsons were arrested on Aug. 30, 2017 by Montana Highway Patrol after a Minnesota drug task force notified them of an RV hauling a large amount of marijuana from California to Minnesota.

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The RV was spotted in a Walmart parking lot in Miles City, Montana, and then tracked down at a casino. The Robinsons left the casino and headed for the RV when they were approached by officers, who discovered 960 pounds of pot. 

Steve Robinson admitted that previous marijuana deliveries paid him as much as $20,000. 

The Robinsons were released pending a sentencing hearing in March, where they face at least five years and up to 40 years in prison, plus a $5 million fine and four years supervised release.

 

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