Former Marion Co. resident guilty on multiple marijuana charges

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 LOUISVILLE  – United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman today announced the guilty plea, by John Robert Boone, in United States District Court, before Senior Judge Charles R. Simpson III, to a single count of a Superseding Information on December 19, 2017.

John Robert Boone a/k/a Johnny Boone, formerly of Marion County, Kentucky, has remained in the custody of the United States Marshals Service after being deported from Montreal, Canada in April of 2017.

Yesterday afternoon, Boone pled guilty to a Superseding Information containing a single charge.  Boone admitted yesterday that on May 27, 2008, in Washington County, Kentucky, he conspired with other persons to possess more than 1000 marijuana plants, intending to cultivate and grow the plants and distribute the marijuana when the plants were harvested.  In furtherance of the conspiracy, Boone watered and fertilized the plants, and concealed them on a farm in Washington County on Walker Lane near his residence.

According to the plea agreement, Boone faces a maximum prison term of five years, a fine of $250,000, and a possible three-year term of supervised release. Sentencing is scheduled for March 15th at 2:30, in Louisville, before Senior Judge Simpson.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Larry Fentress.