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Oct 12, 2012 11:56 PM by Associated Press

CA pot dispensary chief convicted on drug charges

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Federal prosecutors in Southern California say a medical marijuana dispensary president has been convicted on several drug-related charges.

In a release Friday, Assistant U.S. Attorney Bruce Riordan says 41-year-old Aaron Sandusky, the president of G3 Holistics, Inc., was convicted of conspiracy to manufacture marijuana plants, possession with intent to distribute and other charges.

Sandusky, of Rancho Cucamonga, faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison when he is due for sentencing Jan. 7, 2013.

A mistrial was declared on four charges accusing Sandusky of maintaining a drug involved premises at G3's stores in Upland, Colton and Moreno Valley.

Sandusky and five others were arrested in June for their roles in a trio of Southern California medical marijuana dispensaries ordered to be shut down by the government last year.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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