Medical marijuana entrepreneur Brionne Corbray, whose dispensaries were raided last year, was sentenced Wednesday in federal court to five years of probation and fined $25,000, but he avoided prison time.
He’s the first local dispensary owner to be sentenced on federal drug-dealing charges, The Seattle Times reported Thursday.
Corbray pleaded guilty in August to conspiracy to deal drugs, based on undercover drug buys at his three dispensaries. They were raided along with his home in November 2011 when federal agents seized 7 pounds of dried marijuana and $1,700.
Federal prosecutors wanted a one-year sentence. Instead, U.S. District Court Judge Ricardo Martinez gave Corbray the probation, fine and a warning because “you were trying to skate on the legal side of things as much as you could.”
Corbray operated G.A.M.E. Collective locations in West Seattle, White Center and North Seattle. The White Center site south of Seattle included a smoking lounge described as a bar without alcohol.
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