From the Emerald Triangle to the Sunflower State The inside story of Lawrence’s cross-country drug pipeline

Day 2: The California Connection

The thousands of pounds of high-grade marijuana that fueled a local drug-selling network arrived via a fertile pipeline from the “Emerald Triangle,” a tri-county portion of Northern California known for prolific pot production.

The drug conspiracy stretched across the country, as Kansas drug dealers obtained drugs from Northern California and brought them back to Lawrence, court documents allege.

Day 2: From the Emerald Triangle to the Sunflower State

The California Connection

The thousands of pounds of marijuana that fueled a local drug-selling network arrived via a fertile pipeline of high-grade marijuana from the “Emerald Triangle,” a tri-county portion of Northern California known for prolific pot production. Through a sophisticated web of drug distribution involving fictitious businesses and a steady stream of Lawrence-area drug couriers, marijuana barrelled east to the Lawrence area, while millions in cash headed west to California, according to court documents. By Shaun Hittle and Ian Cummings

Several of the defendants in the case lived and worked in portions of Northern California known for marijuana production.

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