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Marijuana Found in Packaged Appliances

Edridge Clyne pleaded guilty Friday in Federal Court to a charge of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, U.S. Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced.

According to the plea agreement filed with the court, on Feb. 25, 2015, Clyne went to Tropical Shipping to pick up a water heater and a freezer. During a routine inspection, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection canine alerted to the presence of narcotics.

CBP officers discovered a total of 24 kilograms of marijuana hidden inside the appliances.

Clyne faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. A sentencing date has been set for May 31.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sigrid M. Tejo-Sprotte.

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