Feb 112012

A federal grand jury has indicted half a dozen Fresno men in an alleged medical marijuana scheme that saw weed shipped to at least eight other states.

The U.S. Attorney General, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and IRS made the announcement Friday, the Fresno Bee reports.

The indictment is against Fresno men Joseph Edwin Gable, Elgeron Graves, Vincent Graves, Herman Graves, Damone Kelly and Catatea James. Kevin Eugene Spencer of Roseville also was indicted.

The men are charged with money laundering and trafficking. (DEA press release.)

Gable allegedly was in charge of a long-term interstate marijuana-trafficking conspiracy. The Graves brothers are accused of recruiting people to obtain California medical marijuana recommendations from a local doctor for the purpose of growing marijuana, which was being shipped to Alabama, Michigan, Ohio, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and North Carolina.

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