Prosecutors offered a sizable array of evidence Wednesday in the medical-marijuana trial of Aaron Sandusky, former operator of dispensaries in Upland, Colton and Moreno Valley.
Friends and former co-workers were among the eight witnesses called to testify about the growing, storage and sales of marijuana for the three G3 locations.
Afterward, Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Robinson rested his case.
Sandusky, who also had a warehouse in Ontario, is facing six counts of drug trafficking, which can carry a sentence of 10 years to life in prison.
In addition to G3 co-founder John Leslie Nuckolls II and warehouse worker Richard Irwin Kirchnavy, DEA special agents and sheriff’s deputies testified for the government.
“One warehouse, three retail stores and over 1,000 marijuana plants – evidence for a reason why the defendant is guilty as charged,” said Robinson, during opening statements Tuesday, which outlined an alleged conspiracy among Sandusky and other defendants to cultivate and sell marijuana through the cooperatives.
Sandusky and five others affiliated with G3 were arrested and indicted in June on federal drug-trafficking charges as well as conspiracy to manufacture and possess with intent to distribute marijuana.
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