Man Sentence for Peddling Drugs at Wakarusa Fest

By: 13 News
By: 13 News

Peddling LSD, mushrooms and other drugs at the Wakarusa Music Festival has landed a second man in federal prison.

29-year old Joseph Cronin of Saint Louis was sentenced Monday to just over four and a half years behind bars. He pleaded guilty in May to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute.

He and two other men were arrested in June 2005.

One co-defendant, Luke Russell, was sentenced to 30 months in prison. The other, Daniel Regan, was put on two years probation.

Prosecutors say a park ranger saw Cronin fill a balloon with nitrous oxide gas and inhale the contents, so the ranger stopped to check the activity. Officers searched the trio's van and found more than 1700 grams of ecstasy, 949 doses of LSD, more than 4000 grams of psilocybin mushrooms, more than 28 grams of marijuana and more than $9000 cash.


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