Whitefish Medical Marijuana Provider Sentenced to 1 Year

By Beacon Staff

A medical marijuana provider whose operation was among dozens of homes and businesses raided in March has been sentenced to six months in prison and six months of house arrest.

Whitefish resident Evan James Corum had previously pleaded guilty to money laundering. He and Ryan Gifford Blindheim operated the Black Pearl dispensary in Olney.

At a hearing Thursday, U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy imposed the prison sentence and ordered Corum to forfeit $86,850.

The dispensary was one of 26 locations raided by federal agents in March as part of a medical marijuana crackdown in the state. Prosecutors say agents seized 488 plants and 70 pounds of bulk marijuana.

Blindheim has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to manufacture marijuana and money laundering.

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