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GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) A Southern Oregon man who was registered to grow for medical marijuana patients has been sentenced to three years in federal prison after pleading guilty to conspiring to grow more than 200 pounds to sell on the black market.

A federal judge in Medford sentenced 48-year-old Donald James Galvan of Central Point on Monday to 37 months in prison on one count of conspiracy to manufacture and distribute marijuana.

His arrest stemmed from a 2011 traffic stop in Texas that turned up 43 pounds of marijuana.

Authorities say the driver said he was taking it to Florida to sell, and about half if it came from Galvan in Oregon.

Agents kept watch on Galvan's home, and stopped Galvan and his daughter driving out in a truck loaded with marijuana.

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