SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Connecticut man who was caught with more than 100 pounds of marijuana and $1 million cash in a storage locker he rented in Massachusetts has been sent to prison for a year.
A federal judge on Thursday also sentenced 31-year-old Connor Cipolla, of Granby, Connecticut, to three years of probation and fined him $15,000.
Cipolla pleaded guilty in February to possession with intent to distribute marijuana.
Prosecutors say when Cipolla went to his storage locker in Agawam in October 2014, he saw federal agents conducting a search of another locker. Mistakenly believing agents were searching his locker, Cipolla fled, eventually abandoning his car in an effort to evade police.
Agents later obtained a search warrant for Cipolla’s locker and discovered the pot and cash.
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