2.5 years for Seattle man who sold pot to students



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SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle man who admitted selling marijuana to a parade of teenagers who came to his house has been sentenced to 2.5 years in prison.

Alejandro Antonio Castillo pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in December. He sold marijuana and pot-laced brownies to students from Ballard High School, just a block from his home, and to middle school students as young as 13.

Seattle police reported that one morning last April, they watched 18 teens approach Castillo's house. Most appeared to come straight from Ballard High.

Seattle U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan said that as Washington moves forward with regulated marijuana, it's critical to reinforce the message that sales to minors won't be tolerated. She also noted the 51-year-old had used guns to protect his drug business, posing a danger to the children.

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