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Asheville man convicted in delivery of 59 lbs of high-grade pot

April 4th, 2013 8:24 am by Clarke Morrison, Asheville Citizen-Times

ASHEVILLE — A Buncombe County jury convicted a man who had a freight company ship 59 pounds of high-grade marijuana worth as much as $360,000 from California.

Milton Matthew Armistead was arrested in December 2011 after federal agents found the drug in a suspicious shipping container and used surveillance to catch the suspect when he went to claim it.

Jurors found Armistead, 28, guilty of trafficking in marijuana by transport and attempted trafficking in marijuana by possession at the conclusion of a weeklong trial.

Read more at the Asheville Citizen-Times.

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