BOSTON, Mass. (WWLP) – A Connecticut man was sentenced on Thursday in U.S. District Court in Springfield in connection with distributing marijuana.
According to U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz, 31-year-old Connor Cipolla of Granby, Conn. was sentenced to 1 year and a day in prison, 3 years of supervised release, and a fine of $15,000.
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Cipolla pleaded guilty in February 2016 to one count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana involving between 100 and 400 kilograms of marijuana, Ortiz said.
In October 2014, Cipolla drove to his storage locker at Uncle Bob’s Storage in Agawam where he saw federal agents conducting a search of another locker. Cipolla thought that agents were searching his locker and immediately drove away, eventually abandoning his car in an effort to evade police.
Agents later obtained a search warrant for Cipolla’s storage locker and discovered over $1 million in cash and 111 pounds of marijuana.