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