HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A convicted Montana medical marijuana provider has died in custody after his transfer to a federal prison equipped to deal with his medical problems was delayed by months.
Richard Flor's attorney, Brad Arndorfer, says the 68-year-old Flor suffered two heart attacks, renal failure and kidney failure.
Arndorfer says Flor's family made the decision early Thursday to take him off life support at a Las Vegas hospital.
Flor was in the process of being transferred. He had been held in a private detention facility in Shelby since April, awaiting the Bureau of Prisons' decision on a federal prison that could deal with his medical issues.
Flor had been diagnosed with dementia, depression and other medical conditions.
U.S. District Judge Charles Lovell recently denied a request to release Flor pending his appeal.