An Omaha couple arrested by police have been indicted for allegedly conducting a large marijuana-growing operation.
U.S. Attorney Deborah Gilg said Thursday that Larry K. Christiansen, 33, and Michelle C. Christiansen, 43, have been charged with conspiring to manufacture 100 or more marijuana plants.
The operation ran from Jan. 1, 2010, to about Oct. 31, 2012.
Each defendant could be sentenced to up to five years in prison if found guilty of the charge.
A second count of the indictment alleges that the Christiansens possessed with intent to distribute less than 50 kilograms of marijuana. That charge carries a possible penalty of up to 20 years in prison.
A third charge alleges that Larry Christiansen possessed a Black Rain Ordnance .223 caliber rifle while engaged in drug trafficking. The charge carries a possible prison term of up to five years. — Kevin Cole