Former NFL Player Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for Distributing 1,000 Kilograms of Marijuana and Money Laundering

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A former NFL player was sentenced today to 168 months in prison for possession with the intent to distribute over 1,000 kilograms of marijuana and engaging in a money laundering conspiracy. 

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents executed a search of apartments suspected to be “stash locations” for Richard Alston’s, a former player for the Cleveland Browns,”large-scale marijuana organization”. During one search, DEA agents located “over 40 pounds of marijuana and $371,670.00 in United States currency”, and “7 large duffel bags containing almost 200 kilograms of marijuana, along with $67,814 in United States currency” during another. 

Alston, will also have to forfeit $2,708,000 of “laundered drug proceeds”.