A 21-year-old Thurston County man sending marijuana to Kentucky was sentenced to 30 days in jail after he pleaded guilty to felony charges Thursday.
Colton J. Campbell pleaded guilty before Judge James Dixon to unlawful delivery of a controlled substance and conspiracy to commit money laundering.
He was arrested in March, along with his friend Jacob J. Anderson, 21, and Steven J. Anderson, 57.
Jacob and Steven Anderson, who are father and son, entered into diversion earlier this month.
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Court documents give the following account of the events leading to their arrest:
A detective from Lexington, Kentucky, contacted the Thurston County Narcotics Task Force to tell detectives that U.S. Postal Service employees had found a 3 1/2 pound package of marijuana that had been shipped from Washington. The packing tape had melted, so the employees were able to see the marijuana.
Detectives accompanied a postal service employee to deliver the package to the intended recipient. A man signed for the package and was arrested, along with a second suspect.
The second man told detectives that he had met Campbell through XBox Live and that Campbell offered to sell him marijuana for $3,000. The man said he bought marijuana from Campbell six times.
The two men arrested in Lexington are facing criminal charges.
Thurston County Narcotics Task Force detectives served a search warrant at Campbell’s home, and found $2,600 in $100 bills and a credit union receipt showing that Campbell had $13,000 in an account.
The detectives then served a search warrant at the Andersons’ home and found dead marijuana plants outside, more than 100 plants growing inside, more than 340 grams of harvested marijuana and two vials of marijuana seeds.
Stephen Anderson told detectives that the marijuana growing operation belongs to his son, but he’s supportive of the business and helps his son tend plants.
The Andersons were both charged with unlawful manufacture of a controlled substance, and the son was also charged with unlawful delivery of a controlled and unlawful possession with an intent to deliver, before they entered diversion.