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Portland man sent to federal prison for pot shop robbery

May 11, 2022 GMT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Portland man affiliated with two Portland street gangs has been sentenced to federal prison for robbing a Eugene marijuana store, federal officials said.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office — District of Oregon said Timothy Gaines, 30, was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in prison and five years of supervised release.

Officials said he’s affiliated with the Hoover Criminal Gang and Unthank Park Hustlers.

Court documents say on Dec. 20, 2019, Gaines and an accomplice robbed Green Therapy of several jars of marijuana and about $900 as Gaines pointed a gun at an employee who cowered on the floor.

In June 2020, Gaines was charged by criminal complaint with Hobbs Act robbery. The Hobbs Act prohibits robbery or extortion affecting interstate or foreign commerce. A federal grand jury in Portland later returned an indictment charging Gaines with the same. A superseding indictment later in 2020 added a charge of using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.

In February, Gaines pleaded guilty to using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.