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 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.
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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.
Lincoln's Birthday to be observed
The following places will be closed or not operating Monday in observance of Lincoln's Birthday: Clovis Unified School District; Fresno Unified School District; Fresno County school districts; Madera Unified School District; Tulare Joint Unified High School District; Tulare City School District; Visalia Unified School District;County of Fresno Child Support Services; Fresno, Tulare, Kings and Madera county courts and the State Court of Appeal.
The following will be observing on Friday: Porterville Unified School District; State Center Community Colleges (Fresno City and Reedley) and West Hills College.