A Virginia Beach man was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison and ordered to pay a $300,000 forfeiture judgment for his involvement in what federal authorities described as a large-scale marijuana distribution enterprise.
According to court documents, Jamil Taylor-Kamara, 23, was one of two leaders who shipped large quantities of marijuana from California to the Hampton Roads area to be distributed.
The packages of marijuana were often shipped using a Ship ‘n Click account through the U.S. Postal Service, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.
During the conspiracy, 222 packages were shipped containing approximately 750 pounds of pot.
On one occasion, Taylor-Kamara and a “co-conspirator” were arrested in Illinois transporting 256 pounds of marijuana. The proceeds from the marijuana were sent back to California by depositing the money in various bank accounts in Virgini.
The money was then withdrawn from those accounts in California, prosecutors said.