The United States Attorney’s Office announced that Peter Ignatius Wishart was sentenced to 46 months of imprisonment on charges involving the transportation of marijuana, and agreed to the forfeiture of $1,460,398 in drug proceeds.


The United States Attorney’s Office announced that Peter Ignatius Wishart was sentenced to 46 months of imprisonment on charges involving the transportation of marijuana, and agreed to the forfeiture of $1,460,398 in drug proceeds.
 
On March 15, 2010, law enforcement in Phelps County pulled over a vehicle for committing a traffic violation while traveling westbound on Interstate 44.  Wishart was the only occupant of the vehicle.  A narcotics dog examined the vehicle and alerted for the presence of narcotic order.  A search of the vehicle trailer revealed $1,460,398 in a hidden compartment.  The investigation revealed that the currency Wishart transported was for the purchase of marijuana.
 
Peter Ignatius Wishart, 36, Windsor, CT, appeared this morning for sentencing before United States District Judge Rodney W. Sippel.  Additionally, Wishart is now subject to a forfeiture allegation, which will require him to forfeit to the government all money derived from his illegal activity.
 
This case was investigated by Drug Enforcement Administration and the Phelps County Sheriff's office.  Assistant United States Attorney Zia Faruqui handled the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.