Owner Of Marijuana Dispensary Sentenced To Prison For Drug Dealing

A 32–year-old Seattle woman who co-owned and operated two “medical marijuana” dispensaries, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to 42 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute marijuana and conspiracy to engage in money laundering, announced U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan. JING JING MO, 32, was a co-owner of Seattle Cannabis Cooperative with locations in the Rainier Valley and Greenwood. She and her partner, Craig Douglas Dieffenbach, 61, pleaded guilty in August 2012. Both admitted selling marijuana for profit under the guise of running a cooperative for sick people. At sentencing, Chief U.S. District Judge Marsha J. Pechman said the defendants “abused the public trust” when they distributed marijuana to people without medical authorizations and in large amounts. “They did it for greed,” Chief Judge Pechman said.