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July 31, 2015

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Six face federal charges in operation of illegal marijuana dispensary

Federal charges were unsealed today against six people accused of operating an illegal marijuana dispensary in Las Vegas and unlawfully distributing marijuana, Daniel G. Bogden, United States attorney for the District of Nevada, announced.

Those indicted were: Randy Ruley Phillips, 42, of Las Vegas; Jaclyn Mikie Sumarnkant, also known as “Turtle,” 27, of Alhambra, Calif.; Quy Nguyen, 28, of San Diego; Randy Allen Kim, 24, of Las Vegas; Andrew Yim, 24, of Las Vegas; and Michael Minh Quang Dinh, 37, of Garden Grove, Calif.

Prosecutors said each defendant has been charged with conspiracy to distribute marijuana, conspiracy to distribute THC, distribution of marijuana, conspiracy to possess marijuana with the intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, conspiracy to possess THC with the intent to distribute, possession of THC with the intent to distribute, conspiracy to maintain drug-involved premises, and maintaining drug-involved premises.

According to the indictment, beginning on or about July 27, 2011, and continuing to Sept. 25, 2012, the defendants maintained the Alternative Solutions Marijuana Dispensary in the 6900 block of West Sahara Avenue for the purpose of distributing marijuana and THC. Marijuana dispensaries are not recognized under Nevada law, and it is illegal to sell marijuana in Nevada.

If convicted, the defendants could face up to 20 years in prison and fines of up to $1 million, officials said.

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