Trucker to be sentenced Friday for role in $25 million pot ring

| 10/15/2009

A former long-haul trucker may spend the rest of his life behind bars after prosecutors proved he was part of a $25 million drug ring in Virginia.

Mark Cabey, a former long-haul trucker from Arlington, VA, is facing a possible life sentence after he recently pleaded guilty to distributing 1,000 kilograms or more of marijuana.

Cabey’s sentence will be determined Friday in federal court.

According to court documents, Cabey, also known as “One Two,” worked as both a cash exporter and marijuana importer.

Prosecutors showed that Cabey transported bulk cash multiple times to purchase marijuana during some long-haul deliveries, while shipping marijuana to customers in Washington, DC, and elsewhere on other trips.

Cabey worked with co-conspirators to buy and ship marijuana from Arizona and Texas to bring loads ranging from 800 pounds to 2,000 pounds to the Philadelphia and DC metropolitan areas.

The group also used proceeds from drug sales on the East Coast to make drug purchases in Florida, court documents state.

– By Charlie Morasch, staff writer