By Abdul Haseeb Awad –

Today, U.S. District Court Judge Edward Harrington sentenced Jeffrey McCreary, 36, of Jamaica Plain to 40 months in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release.

On September 6, 2006, McCreary pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute marijuana, and two counts of money laundering.

As part of a DEA investigation, agents used a cooperating witness to recover payments of nearly $500,000 from McCreary for past shipments of hundreds of pounds of marijuana in 2005.

The investigation revealed a connection to the source of supply in Mexico who is facing charges in Arizona.

The shipments of marijuana delivered to McCreary were shipped in tractor trailer trucks that were loaded in Arizona. DEA agents executed a search at McCreary’s residence at 240 Heath Street in Jamaica Plain on July 12, 2005. The search revealed marijuana, $66,000 in cash, and financial records.

McCreary admitted to agents that he sold marijuana for 12 years and used the drug proceeds to purchase the residence in Jamaica Plain with his wife, and a vacation property in Maine.

The drug proceeds used to purchase the properties, consisting of $111,000 was forfeited to the government as a part of the sentence.