Marijuana Supplier Who is Called 'Pot Playboy' Gets 27 Years

Prosecutors say a Canadian drug kingpin who was one of New York

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NEW YORK (AP) - Prosecutors say a Canadian drug kingpin who was one of New York's biggest marijuana suppliers and was dubbed the Pot Playboy has been sentenced to 27 years in prison for leading a $1 billion international drug trafficking enterprise.

Jimmy Cournoyer pleaded guilty in May 2013 to charges including money laundering and conspiracies to manufacture and distribute marijuana and cocaine.

The 34-year-old Quebec native was sentenced Wednesday in Brooklyn federal court. Prosecutors say his Montreal-based organization had ties to organized crime and drug cartels.

Authorities say proceeds financed a lifestyle that included a supermodel girlfriend and a super-expensive car, the Bugatti Veyron.

Prosecutors say Cournoyer had a $2 million "hit fund" to punish those who cooperated with authorities.


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