2K pounds of pot nets dealer 9 years

Mug shot of Martin Medina courtesy the Allen County Sheriff's Department.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WANE) A man who pleaded guilty to felony charges of possessing with the intent to sell more than 2,000 pounds of marijuana was sentenced Thursday.

Martin Gonzalez Medina, 51, of Indianapolis was sentenced to nine years in prison with four years of supervised release.

He was arrested in April of 2014 after a four-year investigation involving a confidential source who previously bought pot from Medina.

The DEA called this pot bust the “most significant marijuana seizure in northeast Indiana in several years.” The street value of the pot found packed in 12 freezers was estimated at $1.7 million.

The DEA said Medina orchestrated a pot delivery to a warehouse, hiding the drugs in appliances, which served as a front for a phony business.

The Drug Enforcement Administration, Indiana State Police, Fort Wayne Police Department, IMAGE Drug Task Force, Noble County Sheriff’s Department and the Steuben County Sheriff’s Department were involved in the investigation of Medina.

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