Jun 10, 2011 6:47 AM by Kate Richards

Ex soldier sentenced in marijuana case

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - One of three Fort Carson soldiers police say locked themselves in while trying to rob a medical marijuana dispensary in Colorado Springs has been sentenced to two years of probation and 116 days he's already served in jail.

The Gazette reports that 23-year-old Ramone Hollins was sentenced Thursday. The former soldier and two others pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit burglary.
Authorities say the three were arrested last November when they accidentally locked themselves in a dispensary during a burglary attempt.

Officers say they were on an unrelated call around 2 a.m. when they heard someone banging on glass inside the dispensary. They say the men claimed they planned to destroy the marijuana.

District Judge Scott Sells says he doesn't believe the three were out to "save the community of Colorado Springs."


»Topics in this article

More News

Story Photo

20 minutes ago

Adams Cafe on the move

Adams Mountain Cafe makes its move this week after floods damaged the popular eatery the last two summers. But the move has...

Story Photo

1 hour ago

Soldier's remains return

After a decades-long mystery, the family of a World War II soldier finally has some closure. Army Sgt. William Carneal, who disappeared...

Weather - Forecast
Story Photo

55 seconds ago

Cooler Thursday

Windy early with blowing dust in some areas. Wind ending overnight tonight. An isolated thunderstorm possible early. Overnight low temperatures will drop...

Most Popular

Top Videos

1 2 3 4