A Union City man who mailed packages of marijuana to Lincoln, Neb. was sentenced to four to six years in prison in that state, according to media reports.
Darrin Ransom, 36, of Union City, pleaded no contest in a Nebraska courtroom Wednesday to charges of conspiracy to deliver marijuana, the Lincoln Journal Star reports.
According to the report, on Sept. 16, 2010, a postal inspector alerted Lincoln police after searching two suspicious packages being sent to a Lincoln address.
The two packages contained 14.25 pounds of pot.
The addressee, Stephanie S. Olson, said she knew there was pot inside the packages and that it was intended for her then-boyfriend, Michael Reynolds, who had received weed deliveries via mail before.
According to the Journal Star, police said Ransom was going to fly to Lincoln and sell the pot by the pound there.
He was arrested in California and later pleaded no contest to the charges, the newspaper reports.
Ransom was sentenced to four to six year.
Before his sentencing, he told the court, “I was involved, and for that I was wrong,” according to the Journal Star.
Ransom’s accomplices were sentenced last November. Olson received 30 days in jail and two years of probation. Reynolds was sentenced to 20 to 36 months in prison.