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Marijuana grower who left U.S. receives 3-year jail term

By Nelson Daranciang

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 30, 2014

~~<p>A man who left the country after Maui police seized more than 1,000 marijuana plants from his rented Maka&shy;wao home was sentenced in federal court Wednesday to three years in prison.</p>
<p>Erik Welander, 41, has already served more than a third of his sentence because he has been in federal custody since April 2013, when Costa Rican officials turned him over to U.S. marshals.</p>
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A man who left the country after Maui police seized more than 1,000 marijuana plants from his rented Maka­wao home was sentenced in federal court Wednesday to three years in prison.

Erik Welander, 41, has already served more than a third of his sentence because he has been in federal custody since April 2013, when Costa Rican officials turned him over to U.S. marshals. Login for more...



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