Millbury woman involved in commercial plumbing pot case avoids jail – Boston News, Weather, Sports

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) – A Massachusetts woman who played a minor role in her husband and son’s illegal marijuana cultivation has used the family’s plumbing business as a front line and avoided jail time.

Andrea Laverty, 64, of Millbury, was sentenced to one year house arrest in federal court in Worcester on Wednesday, The Telegram & Gazette reported. His son Thomas Laverty was sentenced Tuesday to 12 years in prison for his role in the program.

“I understand my actions were wrong,” she told the judge.

Thomas Laverty and his father Charles Laverty were convicted last year of growing a pot in a Clinton warehouse for their Millbury plumbing firm, Chuck Laverty & Son. Charles Laverty died of cancer shortly after his trial and his …

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