Archive for Monday, August 4, 2008

Man to serve prison time in 2005 Wakarusa Festival drug case

August 4, 2008


A St. Louis man will spend four and a half years in federal prison for trying to sell drugs at the 2005 Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival.

Joseph Cronin, 29, was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to the drug charges in May.

He and two other men were arrested at the festival three years ago when officers searched their van and found 1,700 grams of ecstasy, more than 4,000 grams of illegal mushrooms, nearly 950 doses of LSD, marijuana and more than $9,000 in cash.

One co-defendant was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison; the other was placed on probation for two years.


dweezil222 9 years, 4 months ago

Stop wasting my tax dollars imprisoning people for victimless crimes!

greenworld 9 years, 4 months ago

im pretty sure this guy wasnt out to hurt anybody and to just make everybody

Zype 9 years, 4 months ago

How was the $9000 in cash relevant?It's not a drug, and there's no way to prove beyond a doubt that it came from selling drugs, even though it likely did.

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