Denver man sentenced for flying into Iola airport with 200 lbs of pot

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WICHITA, Kan. (WIBW) — The Denver man accused of flying a plane loaded with marijuana into a Kansas airport last year learned his fate on Monday.

Kenneth Weaver pleaded guilty to a lone count of possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. The 59 year-old was sentenced to a year in a federal prison followed by another year of supervised release.

In his plea, Weaver admitted to flying his plane, which was carrying 207 lbs. of medical-grade marijuana, into the Iola airport in July 2014, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

The DEA administratively forfeited the plane, a 1979 Isreal Aircraft Industries Model 1124 jet. The agency also took Weaver's 2007 Bentley Continental and 2010 BMW X as well as over $450,000 in cash.