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Man Gets 25 Years in Marijuana Case

Grady

Grady

LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) — A Columbus man caught with 10 kilos of marijuana will spend 25 years in prison.

A Lowndes County judge sentenced 35-year-old Christopher Grady to 30 years after a jury found him guilty earlier this month. The judge suspended five of the years, leaving 25 to serve. He also was fined $2,000.

Grady’s sentence was enhanced because he has a 2004 cocaine possession conviction.

Grady was caught last year by Lowndes County narcotics agents following a traffic stop. He claimed the drugs stuffed inside a suit case belonged to his brother.