Man gets 16 months after marijuana arrest at SFO

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    Man gets 16 months after marijuana arrest at SFO

    REDWOOD CITY, Calif.—A Louisiana man who was taken off a flight about to depart San Francisco International Airport when marijuana was found in his luggage will serve a lesser sentence after reaching a plea deal with prosecutors

    As part of plea arrangement, prosecutors say Frank Grigsby pleaded no contest Tuesday to possessing pot for sale.

    Assistant District Attorney Karen Guidotti says prosecutors dropped a charge of transporting marijuana, an additional count that could have sent the 36-year-old Grigsby to prison for four years.

    Instead, Grigsby was sentenced to 16 months in prison.

    Grigsby was taken out of the first-class section of a Continental Airlines flight to New Orleans in September after airport security personnel found seven pounds of marijuana in his bags.

    The Associated Press
    Posted: 11/18/2009 09:15:17 PM PST

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