Kansas man sentenced in $3 million marijuana conspiracy

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas man was sentenced to five years in prison without parole for his role in a conspiracy to distribute $3 million worth of marijuana in the Kansas City metro region.

Prosecutors say 29-year-old Justin Polson of Overland Park was sentenced Thursday and ordered to forfeit $1.5 million to the government.

Polson pleaded guilty in September to conspiracy to distribute marijuana and participating in a money-laundering scheme.

His co-defendant, 38-year-old James Mack, of Westminster, Colorado, was given the same sentence last month on the same charges and also ordered to forfeit $1.5 million.

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