Wayne Douglas Brunet

Wed
27
Sep

Ace high: Pot pilot sentenced to prison

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A federal judge has pronounced sentence on the 65-year-old pilot who was forced down on March 20 at the Llano Municipal Airport and arrested with 15 duffel bags of marijuana.

Wayne Douglas Brunet of Austin was sentenced to 37 months in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute from 50-100 kilograms of marijuana. The announcement came at the conclusion of court proceedings on Friday, Sept. 22, from U.S. Attorney Richard L. Durbin Jr. and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agent in Charge Shane Folden, San Antonio Division.

In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks ordered that Brunet pay a $5,000 fine and be placed on supervised release for a period of three years after completing his prison term. Judge Sparks also ordered that Brunet forfeit his 1969 Piper PA-30 Comanche aircraft, $5,400 in U.S. currency and approximately $3,000 worth of prepaid cards seized by law enforcement.

Wed
28
Jun

'High' flyer grounded by Homeland Security cops guilty plea

Wayne Brunet

In March, Wayne Douglas Brunet was forced to land his plane at the Llano Municipal Airport by Department of Homeland Security agents. Soon, the 64-year-old may land in federal prison for up to 20 years after pleading guilty to possession with intent to distribute between 50 to 100 kilograms of hydroponic marijuana.

Brunet made his plea Wednesday, announced United States Attorney Richard L. Durbin, Jr., and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agent in Charge Shane Folden, San Antonio Division.

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