Former marijuana store owner in Bakersfield sentenced to five years

Posted at 4:25 PM, Jun 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-05 19:25:45-04

Raymond Arthur Gentile, 56, of Las Vegas, Nevada, was sentenced to five years in prison for conspiring to manufacture, distribute and possess with intent to distribute marijuana, manufacturing marijuana, possessing marijuana with intent to distribute, and two counts of making false statements during firearms transactions.

Gentile was the owner of ANP, a marijuana store in Bakersfield from 2009 to 2012.

Federal agents seized 170 marijuana plants, over 24 pounds of processed marijuana, $68,000 in cash and a loaded shotgun after a search warrant.

The testimony at trial established that Gentile made $25,000 to $30,000 a month in gross proceeds.

Gentile also made false statements on a Firearms Transaction Record to purchase tow Glocks.