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Roundup couple pleads guilty to growing marijuana

   BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A Roundup couple has pleaded guilty to conspiring to
maintain a drug-growing operation.
   The Billings Gazette reports that 40-year-old Robert John Hanlon and 24-year-
old Rachael Marie Hanlon pleaded guilty Friday to federal charges of conspiring to
maintain a drug-involved premises for growing 262 marijuana plants at their home.
They face a maximum of 20 years in prison and a possible $500,000 fine.
   Musselshell County sheriff's deputies responded to the house in Sept. 2011
after the Hanlons reported shooting an intruder who was bleeding on the bed.
Rachael Hanlon told police she fired four guns while her husband reloaded them
and cleared jams.
   Police found no shooting victim but hundreds of marijuana plants. A responding
deputy says the couple appeared to be under the influence of drugs.
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   Information from: Billings Gazette
   AP-WF-10-13-12 1633GMT

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