April 18, 2014
Two men have pleaded guilty to federal drug charges in connection with a medical marijuana shop that sold millions of dollars worth of the drug.
James Carberry and James Ealy entered pleas Monday in Los Angeles federal court.
Prosecutors say Carberry ran a shop called the "Yellow House" in West Hollywood that sold marijuana and products such as candy bars and sodas containing pot's active ingredient, THC.
Carberry faces up to 20 years in prison and Ealy could get a year behind bars.
They were indicted last year along with Larry Kristich, who owned the Yellow House and six other marijuana dispensaries around the state. He pleaded guilty last week to distributing more than 15,000 pounds of pot and faces up to 40 years in prison.
California approved medical marijuana sales in 1996 but they're illegal under federal law.