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Prison For Texas Man Who Stole Marijuana From Marshal's Office

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TYLER (AP) — An East Texas man has been sentenced to nearly five years in federal prison for plotting to sell marijuana stolen from a law enforcement evidence room.

Roderrete Dewrayne McClure of Carthage was sentenced Monday in Tyler. The 43-year-old McClure in March pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute marijuana.

Investigators say McClure conspired to distribute more than 100 pounds of marijuana stolen in 2010 from the Tenaha City Marshal's office.

Prosecutors say fire starter logs were substituted to cover the theft of the marijuana, intended to be sold in the Shreveport, Louisiana, area.

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