California men plead guilty in Lubbock airport marijuana bust

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Updated: 6/20/2013 8:26 pm
The pilot of a rented plane and his passenger plead guilty to a drug charge in Lubbock federal court Thursday. 

California residents 48-year-old Michael Gallanter and 31-year-old Ethan Wynne-Wade each plead guilty to one count of possession with intent to deliver approximately 69 kilograms of marijuana. 

According to court documents, federal agents and Lubbock police searched a private aircraft in April after it landed to refuel during a flight from California to Georgia. Investigators found duffel bags containing drugs in a compartment near the back of the plane. 

Both defendants remain free on bond. A sentencing date has not been set yet. 
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