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Musician to be sentenced for hiding pot in drums

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HONOLULU (AP) - A musician faces sentencing after federal agents found 20 pounds of marijuana hidden in drums he checked-in on a flight from San Francisco to Honolulu.

Brian Kusko is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Honolulu. He faces up to five years in prison after entering into a plea deal with prosecutors. He pleaded guilty to possessing, with intent to distribute, about 20 pounds of marijuana.

According to the plea agreement, Kusko checked in three pieces of oversized luggage containing musical drums for an October 2012 Hawaiian Airlines flight. Drug Enforcement Administration agents found plastic bags of marijuana in the drums. He was arrested when he landed in Honolulu.

Defense attorney William Harrison says he plans to ask for probation.

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