22-Year-Old Man Sentenced to 30 Days in Jail for Trafficking Marijuana
Court documents from a case dating back to March 2017 have come to light, showing how police arrested a 22-year-old man for selling cannabis in Colorado. On the night of March 9 Springfield, Missouri’s special response team, a tactical police outfit, surround Aaron Blankenship’s home. The ensuing raid turned up $49,000 in cash and a small cache of weapons and ammunition. Police say they also found cannabis in Blankenship’s home. After his arraignment, Blankenship was released on bail but required to wear an ankle monitor and remain under house arrest until his sentencing. He arrived in court on Friday, where a judge sentenced him to 30 days in the Greene County Jail.
Young Man Drove Pounds of Cannabis From Colorado to Sell in Missouri
For dozens of times, 22-year-old Aaron Blankenship would drive more than 600 miles from Springfield, Missouri, through Kansas, to retail cannabis shops close to the eastern border of Colorado. In Colorado, he would buy a few pounds of flower for about $1,500 per pound. And when he got back to Missouri, he would sell it for around $2,500 per pound.
In the case against Blankenship, prosecutor Zach McFarland described the young man as a “pound-level dealer,” “armed