A Pittsfield man pleaded guilty in Springfield federal court Friday to marijuana and tax offenses.

According to a story reported on by WWLP/22 News Springfield, the U.S. Attorney’s Office says 30-year-old Jacob Sweener pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute marijuana, one count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, and two counts of filing a false tax return.

A sentencing day has been scheduled for June 21, 2021.

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Sweener is said to have admitted he conspired with others to distribute marijuana from 2013 to January 2017.

Authorities found 41 pounds of marijuana and over $69,000 in cash during a search of his home in January 2017.

Sweener also filed false income tax returns for 2014 and 2015 by substantially under-reporting his income by more than $300,000 and failing to pay more than $90,000 that he owed in federal income taxes.

Sweener could spend more than eight years in prison for those charges, a lifetime of supervised release, fines of more than $250,000, and forfeiture.

Please visit WWLP/22 News' website here for more on the story and we thank them for the update.

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