One member of a Miles City family of medical marijuana operators has pleaded guilty to federal drug charges as her husband undergoes a mental evaluation.

Sherry Flor, Richard Flor and their son Justin Flor are charged with conspiring to grow and distribute marijuana throughout Montana. Richard Flor was a partner in one of the largest medical marijuana operators raided by federal agents in March.

Sherry Flor pleaded guilty Monday to money laundering and conspiracy to manufacture, distribute and possess marijuana with intent to distribute.

U.S. District Judge Charles Lovell ordered sentencing for March 8. She faces five to 40 years in prison and a $4 million fine.

Attorney Leo Selvey says Richard Flor is in Seattle for a court-ordered mental evaluation. Lovell says proceedings will continue when he returns.

Associated Press