Guilty Verdict for SFO Marijuana Smuggler

Sebastopol man told police he planned to bury seven pounds of marijuana in Massachusetts.

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    NBC Bay Area

    A man who told a courtroom he was traveling to the East Coast with seven pounds of marijuana in order to bury it was found guilty by a jury, according to reports.

    Kenneth Gibson, 46, was found guilty by a jury of possession of marijuana for sale on Wednesday, the San Francisco Examiner reported.

    Gibson, of Sebastopol, was arrested Feb. 1 at San Francisco International Airport with seven one-pound bags of marijuana in his luggage.

    He told a courtroom on Tuesday that he planned to buy property on the East Coast -- where he would then bury the marijuana.

    Gibson is a medical marijuana user with a doctor's recommendation, the newspaper reported, but his actions were still deemed illegal.

    Gibson's excuses were like that of a child who is "caught with his fingers in the cookie jar and with chocolate on his face," District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said in the newspaper report.