A German-born man was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Nashville to five years in prison and three years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute more than 50 kilograms of marijuana from July 2010 to December 2010.
Levern McQueen, 30, was one of four defendants involved in the conspiracy. One other is scheduled to plead guilty Friday, one will be sentenced in June and the other has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison.
McQueen was arrested in July 2011 in Nashville.
“I’d like to apologize to the U.S. government in my involvement in the conspiracy,” he said to the court Wednesday.
Judge Aleta A. Trauger told McQueen after the sentencing, “I hope when you get out you pursue legitimate employment.”
Judge Trauger recommended for him to receive drug abuse treatment while incarcerated.
He is the father of one child.