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Former Missouri lobbyist pleads guilty for role in long-distance drug deal

A former marijuana lobbyist pleads guilty to helping bring a lot of weed from Oregon to mid-Missouri.

Eapen Thampy admitted on Tuesday to helping organize a drug deal. He faces up to five years in prison.

Others charged as part of the conspiracy are connected to the death of Augustus Roberts near Old Hawthorne golf course in 2017. Eight hundred pounds of high-grade marijuana were stolen from a truck in his driveway, as Roberts was killed during a home invasion.

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