A Massachusetts woman was sentenced today to four years in prison for tax evasion, conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 50 kilograms or more of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, and money laundering.
According to court documents, Deana Martin, of Milton, controlled Northern Herb, a black-market marijuana delivery service that operated in Massachusetts from 2015 to 2018. While Northern Herb purported to sell medical marijuana, it did not require a customer to provide proof of a medical marijuana card. Furthermore, Northern Herb would deliver marijuana to unattended locations, such as a front door or car, where unknown third parties might have access to the package. Northern Herb used locations in Canton, Milton, Foxborough, and Hyde Park to store and distribute marijuana, and employed at least 25 workers.