11-years in Jail for Texas Man in Mississippi Marijuana Bust

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — A federal judge has sentenced a 45-year old Texas man to more than 11 years in prison for his role in a conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute marijuana. Kevin Lawrence of Houston was also sentenced to 3 years of supervised release and ordered to pay a $2000 fine. In March of 2013, DEA agents seized approximately 262 pounds of marijuana at a Jackson truck stop from Kendrick Applewhite and Steven Davison. During the course of the investigation, agents learned that Lawrence ordered marijuana and coordinated the pickup of marijuana with Applewhite and Davison. The three were indicted two years ago and Davison and Applewhite pled guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana. Davison was sentenced to 100 months in federal prison followed by 3 years of supervised release and ordered to pay a $1500 fine; Applewhite was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison followed by 3 years of supervised release and also ordered to pay a $1500 fine. In October Lawrence was found guilty after a four-day trial in U.S. District Court of conspiring to possess with intent to distribute marijuana, possessing marijuana with intent to distribute, and using a communication facility to commit the offense.

 


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