It's been close to two years since former Dallas Cowboy Kurt Vollers pleaded guilty to his role in a pot-distribution "conspiracy" run from 2006 till '08 out of an apartment on N. MacArthur Boulevard, and more than a year since John Newton, the leader of the so-called Newton Drug Trafficking Organization, netted himself 24 years in federal prison. Vollers was to have been sentenced in March of 2010, but for whatever reason he didn't find out his jail time till today. And it's no small stint: Per the U.S. Attorney's Office, Vollers has been sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater to 30 months in federal prison; he has till March 20 to surrender. As the feds recap it today, short and sweet:
Vollers actively assisted Newton by, among other things, facilitating the delivery of marijuana to the Dallas area, facilitating the storage of marijuana, repackaging bulk marijuana for sale, distributing marijuana to buyers, facilitating the transfer of money from buyers to Newton and counting the proceeds from the sale of marijuana.
On the bright side, feds once spoke of possibly giving Vollers 40 years max and slapping him with a $2 million fine.
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