MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A mixed-martial-arts trainer whose marijuana plants were detected by aerial surveillance has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to sell the drug.
The Mail Tribune reports (http://is.gd/a3OIY0 ) that Robert Hisamoto entered his guilty plea this week in U.S. District Court in Medford.
Federal documents say Drug Administration Enforcement agents spotted nearly 200 marijuana plants growing on a Central Point property that belonged to Hisamoto.
The DEA found that Hisamoto was growing the plants under the guise of the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program and diverting the marijuana to the black market.
Two people who worked with Hisamoto pleaded guilty to conspiracy to manufacture marijuana.
U.S. Attorney Doug Fong declined to comment on the plea agreement until the three are sentenced.
Information from: Mail Tribune, http://www.mailtribune.com/