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Judge sentences Lawrence man to 28 months in prison for marijuana distribution

April 24, 2014


Jacob Lee Gillihan

Jacob Lee Gillihan

A 26-year-old Lawrence man will serve more than two years in prison after being convicted on felony marijuana distribution charges.

District Judge Paula Martin on Thursday sentenced Jacob Lee Gillihan to 28 months. Gillihan pleaded no contest to two counts of felony marijuana distribution last month in Douglas County District Court. He was also ordered to pay $360 in restitution.

Gillihan was arrested at his home Dec. 4. Prosecutors said the offenses occurred in January and February 2013 when investigators staged two marijuana purchases at Gillihan's home.

A July 2013 civil asset forfeiture notice stated that the Lawrence-Douglas County Drug Enforcement Unit seized more than $17,000 and more than 1.5 pounds of marijuana from Gillihan.


Leslie Swearingen 4 years, 2 months ago

To my thinking marijuana should be legalized so that this kind of thing does not happen. I wonder what happens to the drugs and money that are confiscated by the police department. Does it all just sit in a storage unit forever?

As I understand it he was caught by police who posed as someone who want to buy drugs. Making a living as a drug dealer sounds very iffy to me, I mean, how do you decide who to trust, is someone informing on you? Very worrisome I would think.

I faved your comment, Terry. Good one.

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