Dump Trucks Filled With Pot Lead to 6 Years in Prison
A Franksville man was busted by authorities after the Greenfield Police Department acted on a tip from another case last fall.
Updated 1:45 p.m. Nov. 2
A Franksville man found out this week a couple of dump trucks filled with marijuana not only carries a $7.2 million value on the street, but it is also worth a lengthy prison term as well.
John Gay, who plead guilty to one count of possession with intent to sell marijuana in July, was sentenced to 6 years in prison with an additional 3 years of extended supervision in Racine County Court this week, one year after police found more than nine tons of pot on his property.
Last fall, acting on a tip from a related case at the Greenfield Police Department, investigators obtained a warrant to search a property located at 2743 76th St. in Franksville, according to Greenfield Police Chief Brad Wentlandt.
There they found 1,850 pounds of marijuana with a street value of more than $7.2 million, as well as $120,000 in cash, firearms and financial records.
Editor's note: A previous version of the story had Gay's residence in the wrong municipality.