Second man admits role in southern Illinois pot-growing


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Posted Online: Jan. 03, 2013, 9:25 am
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BENTON, Ill. (AP) A southern Illinois man faces up to 40 years in federal prison now that he has acknowledged his role in growing more than 100 marijuana plants.

Thirty-six-year-old Paul Reynolds of Ridgeway pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Benton to conspiracy and marijuana-production charges.

A co-defendant, 39-year-old Daniel Fulkerson, pleaded guilty to the charges last month and is scheduled to be sentenced April 11, two weeks before Reynolds' sentencing hearing.

An indictment returned against the men last September alleged they played a role in a Gallatin County marijuana-growing operation between April and August of last year.

Reynolds remains jailed without bond.
















 




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