Oregon couple sentenced in federal drug trafficking conspiracy

MADISON COUNTY, Tenn. — An Oregon couple charged in a federal drug trafficking investigation is sentenced to serve one year and one day in prison.

Michael Boutin and Tawni Boutin were charged last year after an investigation by Jackson-Madison County Metro Narcotics.

In a news release, the U.S. Attorney’s Office says investigators received information about a marijuana growing operation in Madison County in May 2018.

The release says investigators found marijuana growing in the home, as well as inside a tour bus on the property.

Investigators found 20 pounds of marijuana and three pounds of butane hash oil, according to the release.

The release says the couple was featured on the Discovery Channel show “Weed Country,” which aired in 2013, based in Northern California and Oregon.

A third co-defendant, William Brian Cisco, of Jackson is set for sentencing on March 1.

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