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Vermont Marijuana Dealer Won't Serve Jail Time



    Vermont Marijuana Dealer Won't Serve Jail Time
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    JOHNSTOWN, NY - AUGUST 19: Cannabis plants grow in the greenhouse at Vireo Health's medical marijuana cultivation facility, August 19, 2016 in Johnstown, New York. New York state lawmakers voted to legalize marijuana for medical use in 2014 and the law took effect in January 2016. Currently, five organizations are allowed to grow and sell the drug for medical use in the state. New York's new law only allows people with 'severe debilitating or life threatening conditions' to obtain marijuana for medical use. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

    A Vermont woman who prosecutors say ran an illegal drug operation with her husband won't serve jail time after pleading guilty to two felony charges.

    The Bennington Banner reports that Rachel Briggs was given a five-year deferred sentence this week under a plea deal with prosecutors. The 44-year-old Briggs pleaded guilty in Bennington to the sale of one pound or more of marijuana and the manufacture/cultivation of a regulated drug.

    Prosecutors say authorities searched a Bennington home last fall and seized marijuana, prescription pills, firearms, marijuana edibles and a concentrated form of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana.

    Prosecutors say they believe the operation belonged to Briggs' husband, Devin Briggs. He pleaded not guilty to drug charges in September.

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