Man sentenced for dealing pot in Neb. and Iowa


May 10th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say an Omaha man has been sentenced to five years in prison for his role in a conspiracy to distribute over 200 pounds of marijuana in Nebraska and Iowa.

The U.S. attorney’s office says 32-year-old Cedric Harris was sentenced on Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Omaha.

He was arrested by Omaha police in April 2010 after police were called to his home on a disturbance. U.S. Attorney Deborah Gilg says Harris, who let the officers inside, admitted he had marijuana in his room. Police found 1 1/2 pounds of pot and $2,000 in cash.

Officials say Harris admitted to dealing with two other people in distributing over 100 kilograms of marijuana in the two states.