Marijuana flowers on display at a Colorado marijuana dispensary. (AAron Ontiveroz, Denver Post file)

Colorado man pleads guilty to flying pot-packed plane to Kansas

WICHITA, Kan. — A Colorado man has pleaded guilty to a charge stemming from flying a plane containing more than 200 pounds of marijuana into a southeast Kansas airport.

The federal prosecutor’s office in Wichita said Wednesday that 59-year-old Kenneth E. Weaver, of Denver, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

In his plea, prosecutors say Weaver admitted his small plane contained about 207 pounds of medical grade marijuana when he flew it into the Iola airport on July 11, 2014.

Federal authorities say Weaver had to forfeit his plane and about $460,000 in cash.

He’s expected to be sentenced to a year in prison when he’s sentenced Oct. 5.