Pierre Werner, a former marijuana activist in Las Vegas, NV and known as “Dr. Reefer”, was sentenced to 41 months in prison last Monday for his participation in a family-run marijuana dispensary. The arrests followed the September 2010 raids of several dispensaries, including Dr. Reefer. Werner, who is 39, was released on his own recognizance, but has until Jan. 9th to turning himself in to federal prison officials.
Along with the prison sentence, U.S. District Judge Philip Pro ordered Werner to pay $27,438 in restitution and placed him on three years of supervised release after he gets out of prison. Along with last weeks sentencing, Werner mother, Reynalda Barnett was sentenced to four months in prison and four months of home detention and Werner’s younger brother, Clyde Barnett was sentenced to three years of supervised release. All three pleaded guilty June 30 to one count of conspiracy to distribute less than 50 kilograms of marijuana. Werner, a three-time felon, also pleaded guilty to one count of failure to disclose information affecting Social Security benefits. The three family members were arrested back on Jan. 6, which was par of a federal investigation that included the arrests of 11 other from different marijuana dispensaries.