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10:26 am
Thu October 28, 2010

Guilty Plea to Pushing Charges

Tulsa, OK – Man pleads not guilty to drug trafficking charge

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A Michigan man has pleaded not guilty to a charge that he operated a major marijuana trafficking operation from Arizona to Michigan.

A federal grand jury indictment unsealed Tuesday in federal court in Tulsa charges 20-year-old Kelly Maurice Hill, also known as Shannon Dorr, of Detroit. The charges include conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of over 100 kilograms of marijuana.

Hill is free on bond.

He's accused of importing hundreds of pounds of marijuana from Phoenix to the Detroit area between November 2008 and December 2009. The indictment says he recruited couriers to transport the drug and large amounts of cash.

An Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper stopped two of the alleged couriers in March 2009.