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Pot dispensary chief convicted on drug charges, will serve at least 10 years in prison

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Marijuana plants for sale at Studio City's Perennial Holistic Wellness Center.

Federal prosecutors in Southern California say a medical marijuana dispensary president has been convicted on several drug-related charges.

In a release Friday, Assistant U.S. Attorney Bruce Riordan says 41-year-old Aaron Sandusky, the president of G3 Holistics, Inc., was convicted of conspiracy to manufacture marijuana plants, possession with intent to distribute and other charges.

Sandusky, of Rancho Cucamonga, faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison when he is due for sentencing Jan. 7, 2013.

A mistrial was declared on four charges accusing Sandusky of maintaining a drug involved premises at G3′s stores in Upland, Colton and Moreno Valley.

Sandusky and five others were arrested in June for their roles in a trio of Southern California medical marijuana dispensaries ordered to be shut down by the government last year.

 

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