Associates of B.C. pot activist Marc Emery sentenced in U.S.
Two associates of Vancouver pot activist Marc Emery have been sentenced in a Seattle courtroom to two years of probation.
In a plea agreement finalized Friday, Michelle Rainey, 28, and Gregory Williams, 54, pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a 2005 grand jury indictment, a U.S. Department of Justice news release said.
According to the facts in her plea agreement, Rainey worked for Emery from 1998 to 2005 and helped him send marijuana seeds and growing instructions from Vancouver to mail order customers, mostly in the U.S.
Williams's plea agreement said he handled the phone orders and wire transfer information used for payment and also sold cannabis seeds at Emery's store in Vancouver, numerous times to an undercover agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Williams also said in his plea agreement that Emery made more than $3 million a year selling marijuana seeds.
Emery, the so-called Prince of Pot, has been on a cross-Canada farewell tour as he prepares for the possibility of serving a minimum five-year sentence in the U.S.
Emery is accused of money laundering and selling marijuana seeds over the internet. He has been fighting extradition to the U.S. on those charges since 2005.