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Gay porn star arrested for allegedly conspiring to distribute over $1 million worth of weed

Gay porn star arrested for allegedly conspiring to distribute over $1 million worth of weed

Chris Bines, or Steven Sholly, jailed

A gay porn star has been arrested for allegedly conspiring to distribute drugs worth over $1 million.

Chris Bines, his legal name Steven Sholly, is facing a felony drug trafficking charge with seven other suspects.

Conspiring to distribute over 100 kilograms to weed

He was indicted for allegedly conspiring over 100 kilograms of marijuana.

Bines was arrested earlier this summer, and then released from custody last week. His trial in federal court is scheduled for 25 September.

The others arrested include father and son William Brett Brownell and William Ezra Brownell. Others indicted include Charles Sindylek, Sanford Johnson and Andrew Marcelonis.

 

Between January 2014 and June 2017, four men allegedly conspired to distribute and possess with intent to distribute weed, according to the DOJ.

Bines’ co-conspiritors are facing multiple felony counts for intent to distribute over 100 kilograms. He is facing one felony count for conspiring to distribute an unknown quantity.

Others also face charges of money laundering.

Gay porn star faces one year in prison if found guilty

He could be sentenced to at least one year in prison, while the others could face over a decade.

 

The adult performer was released from custody while awaiting the trial next month.