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Las Vegas man pleads guilty to selling pot in the Pittsburgh area

Chuck Biedka
| Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 5:39 p.m.

A Las Vegas man pleaded guilty to distributing more than 2,000 pounds of marijuana and conspiracy to launder the money from marijuana trafficking, the U.S. Attorney said.

In a federal courtroom in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, Ryan Schanck, 30, pleaded guilty to two charges, federal prosecutors said.

The Drug Enforcement Administration and other agencies allege that, from 2012 through 2017, Schanck and co-conspirators used the U.S. Mail to ship marijuana from the west coast to the Pittsburgh area.

According to prosecutors, the group sold 1,500 to 2,200 pounds of marijuana on college campuses, including Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Schanck is accused of laundering about $258,000.His sentencing is scheduled Oct. 4 in Pittsburgh. Chuck Biedka is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-226-4711, or via Twitter @ChuckBiedka.

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