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Man could get 40 years for federal pot charge

Updated: March 22, 2013 10:39AM



A Gary man helped deal 40 to 60 kilograms of marijuana in Northwest Indiana, he admits in a plea agreement filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Hammond.

According to the agreement, Christopher “Main” Bynum, 25, will plead guilty to one count of possessing with the intent to distribute marijuana.

He faces up to 40 years in prison on the charge.

As part of the deal, federal attorneys are agreeing to drop charges against Bynum in another federal case connected to a large drug trafficking ring headed by Merrillville resident Dwayne Crawford.

A change of plea hearing is set for Thursday afternoon.

Bynum was previously charged with the 2007 shooting death of Michael Goldsby in Gary, although the charge was dropped when one of the witnesses wouldn’t cooperate.



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