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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

Sirens & Gavels

Convict facing prison gets Disneyland trip

A Spokane man busted in a federal marijuana sting and looking at a prison sentence had one request: He wanted to go to Disneyland.

He got his wish.

Scott Nicholas Cassell, 29, left over the weekend for Southern California, two weeks before a judge will be asked to approve a plea deal that calls for him to spend five years behind bars.

U.S. Magistrate Cynthia Imbrogno granted a motion late last month for Cassell to travel to the Magic Kingdom for a week with his mother, wife and 6-year-old daughter.

Read the rest of my story here.

Past coverage:

Jan. 23: Businessman led pot ring; restaurant was a front

Feb 27, 2009: 20 suspects arrested in marijuana ring

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