COEUR d’ALENE – A 56-year-old Portland man was sentenced Monday to one year in state prison by Kootenai County District Judge Lansing Haynes for the possession of 113 pounds of marijuana with the intent to deliver.
According to a press release from the Kootenai County Prosecutor’s Office, Mark Hamman was also ordered to pay a $10,000 fine for the January offense.
Hamman was stopped by Kootenai County Sheriff’s deputies while on his way from Oregon to North Dakota. During the stop, deputies found the marijuana and $6,000 in cash, the release states.
Hamman pleaded guilty May 12 to charges of possession with the intent to deliver and felony possession of marijuana.
“The court with this sentence is attempting to deter others from using Idaho as an illegal drug corridor,” Kootenai County Prosecutor Barry McHugh said in the release. “Transportation of marijuana in this fashion is illegal in all states and under federal law. Although the sentence was not as long as recommended by my office, given the amount of marijuana and the intended purpose of making money from its illegal delivery, the court’s sentence is appropriate.”
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