Man pleads guilty to trafficking marijuana, sentenced to 3 years in prison

A man who investigators said was stopped by authorities while leaving the Jacksonville International Airport and found with 55 pounds of marijuana in his SUV has pleaded guilty to trafficking charges, court records show.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man who investigators said was stopped by authorities while leaving the Jacksonville International Airport and found with 55 pounds of marijuana in his SUV has pleaded guilty to trafficking charges, court records show.

According to these court documents, TSA agents at an airport in Sacramento, California, discovered the marijuana stuffed in two suitcases and then alerted police. The police then called federal agents in Florida and told the agents that the suitcases were onboard a United Airlines flight headed to Jacksonville.

According to investigators, 23-year-old Albany Bisch and another woman, Savannah Reid, checked the suitcases on board the flight. Prior to the flight arriving, Drug Enforcement Administration agents along with law enforcement members of a drug task force set up surveillance at JAX. They said they watched the two women carry the suitcases to the airport parking lot and hand the suitcases over to Alvarado, who then drove off and was eventually pulled over.

Bisch and Reid were later arrested and charged with drug trafficking.


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