Federal indictments handed up in major pot bust

posted by Ken Robinson - 

(Cleveland) - Nine people are indicted in federal court for their roles in a conspiracy to launder more than $2 million in drug profits stemming from the shipment approximately one ton of marijuana from California to warehouses in Wickliffe, Willoughby and Euclid.

Among those charged are Jacob Lesiak, 40, of Chardon; Margaret Garcia, 40, of Chardon; Trevor Marlyne, 32, of Cleveland Heights; Brian Teachout, 38, of Mentor; and Richard Warren, 43, of Willoughby. 

Two more suspects, Corrie Lesiak, 40, of Chardon, and Cynthia Hounshell, 61, of Concord are indicted on related money laundering charges.

Investigators report, Teachout is also charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Teachout had a Bushmaster AR-15, Smith & Wesson M & P 15-22, an AK-47, Glock model 17 pistol, SCCY 9 mm pistol, Walther P22 .22 caliber pistol, Kimber .45-caliber pistol, Magnum Desert Eagle .50-caliber pistol and ammunition on July 29, 2015, despite a previous conviction for marijuana trafficking.

According to the seven-count indictment, a commercial carrier called Specialized Transportation Inc. was used to send pallets filled with packages of marijuana from California to warehouses on Anderson Drive in Wickliffe, Airport Parkway in Willoughby and Tungsten Road in Euclid, starting in 2014.

(Photos by Ken Robinson/WTAM)

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