HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge has reduced the prison sentence of a former Missoula medical marijuana provider despite an appellate court’s ruling to consider increasing the two-year sentence.
U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen on Wednesday reduced Jason Washington’s prison sentence to time served plus four years of supervised release.
Washington was sentenced to two years in prison in May 2013 after being convicted of conspiracy to manufacture and distribute marijuana and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.
Prosecutors appealed, seeking a prison term of five years. They argued Washington’s sentence should be enhanced because he was the manager or supervisor of a drug operation.
In June, 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals directed Christensen to reconsider his ruling.
Christensen again ruled Wednesday that a sentencing enhancement does not apply to Washington.
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