More than 100 pounds of marijuana allegedly found by authorities on Ronald Kirkwood’s Harris County property could have put him in prison for at least five years.
Instead, some guns on the property — which Kirkwood said he didn’t know about — netted him a 21-month sentence in federal court on Wednesday.A jury found Kirkwood not guilty in September of possession with the intent to distribute less than 50 kilograms of marijuana. They convicted him of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Harris County authorities seized more than 100 pounds of marijuana from a Waverly Hall home in April 2008 during the execution of a search warrant, Sheriff Mike Jolley said. The drugs were found in a van in a storage shed, packaged into 5-pound bundles, he said.