6th Oregon resident sentenced in marijuana case

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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A Lane County man has been sentenced to more than two years in federal prison for his role in a marijuana distribution ring.

U.S. District Judge Michael Hogan also ordered 52-year-old Steven Jay Veit to three years of supervised release, and the Elmira man has agreed to pay back $330,000 from his criminal proceeds.

Veit pleaded guilty last fall to charges of manufacturing marijuana and possession with the intent to deliver.

U.S. Attorney S. Amanda Marshall said Wednesday that Veit is the last of six defendants to be sentenced in a case that began when the authorities raided grow sites in Lane, Benton and Lincoln counties, seizing more than 60 firearms and roughly 5,000 marijuana plants.

They said the group was producing pot to be sold in California.