Friday, May 24, 2013

Woman in marijuana case pleads not guilty: Yoakum County Airport (F98), Plains, Texas

Posted: May 24, 2013 - 3:22pm

The owner of a Houston-area alternative medicine business pleaded not guilty to federal marijuana possession charges.

Dorothea Cangelosi, 66, of Waller, was arrested April 30 after the airplane she was a passenger in made a belly landing at Yoakum County Airport in Plains.

According to court documents, Cangelosi was flying from Sacramento, Calif. to Houston with pilot Gregory Thomas.

Cangelosi is the owner of Land of Oz Wellness Ranch in Waller.

Investigators said the airplane had about 160 pounds of marijuana. The canvas bags containing the marijuana had been removed from the airplane and thrown over a fence just after the landing.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Nancy M. Koenig accepted the plea and ordered Cangelosi released on personal recognizance.

Koenig sent the case for a July 1 trial date before U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings.


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