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Man sentenced for armed robbery of a marijuana collective

By Vienna Montague, Producer
Published On: Jun 17 2013 08:22:29 PM CDT
Sentenced for armed robbery of a marijuana collective
REDDING, Calif. -

A Redding man has been sentenced to 14 years, plus 75 years to life, for armed robbery.

Ivan Roosevelt Vercher was sentenced for robbing Trusted Friends, a medical marijuana collective in downtown Redding.

Vercher provided the getaway car and was the lookout while two other people, 19-year-old Joshua Wright and 16-year-old Elijah Potillor robbed the collective on Sept. 15, 2011.

Wright plead guilty and is currently serving a five-year sentence. Potillor still awaits sentencing.

A third person, 16 year-old Caleb Vitellaro drove the getaway car. He was placed on probation after pleading no contest.

Vercher was sentenced under the three strikes law; he had ten prior strike convictions for armed robbery and attempted armed robbery.