U.P. Man Sentenced to Prison for Marijuana Charge

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U.P._News_UpdateMARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News)An Upper Michigan man has been sentenced in federal court in Marquette to 18 months in federal prison for conspiracy to manufacture marijuana.

In addition to the prison time, 62-year-old Daryl David Houghton of Naubinway was ordered to serve four years of court supervision following his release from prison and to pay a $100 special assessment.

On September 11, Houghton plead guilty to a federal indictment charging him with conspiracy to manufacture 100 or more marijuana plants.  The charge stemmed from a 2007 investigation into the growing of marijuana in in Mackinac County.

The investigation uncovered an ongoing conspiracy to manufacture marijuana that spanned from 2004 through 2007 involving over 400 marijuana plants.

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