Man gets prison for mailing pot

2012-10-31T21:00:00Z 2012-10-31T23:10:07Z Man gets prison for mailing potBy the Lincoln Journal Star

A California man who was part of a plot to send packages of pot to Lincoln went to prison for it Wednesday.

Darrin Ransom, 36, of Union City, Calif., pleaded no contest to conspiracy to deliver marijuana.

On Sept. 16, 2010, a U.S. Postal inspector contacted a Lincoln police investigator after searching two suspicious packages addressed to a Lincoln woman's apartment.

Between the two, there were 14.25 pounds of marijuana inside.

Stephanie S. Olson admitted she knew there was marijuana inside and said it was meant for her then-boyfriend, Michael Reynolds. He'd gotten deliveries that way before.

Police said they had been sent by Ransom, who intended to fly to Lincoln and sell the marijuana by the pound.

Instead, he ended up arrested in California and waived extradition to Nebraska.

Ransom later pleaded no contest to delivery of marijuana.

In court Wednesday, his attorney, Matt Kosmicki, said Ransom had saved the state the time and expense of going to trial. And it had been an eye-opening situation for him, he said.

"I was involved, and for that I was wrong," Ransom told Lancaster County District Judge Steven Burns, who sentenced him to four to six years.

In November 2011, Burns gave Reynolds 20 to 36 months and Olson 30 days in jail and two years of probation for their parts in the crime.


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