Ky. man pleads guilty in large marijuana operation

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Associated Press

Posted on November 23, 2012 at 12:01 PM

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — A southern Kentucky man believed to be the leader of a conspiracy to grow over 1,200 marijuana plants at his home pleaded guilty this week in federal court.

According to WBKO-TV in Bowling Green (http://bit.ly/10f9ac1 ), 70-year-old Dallas Norris pleaded guilty to manufacturing and distributing a controlled substance, money laundering and possession of firearms by a convicted felon.

Prosecutors said Norris and 10 co-defendants operated a sophisticated marijuana grow operation that was discovered by Kentucky State Police at his Glasgow home last November.

A police investigation determined that the operation started in 2008 and was producing seven to 10 pounds of marijuana about every two weeks.

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Information from: WBKO-TV, http://www.wbko.com

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