An 81-year-old man with mafia ties who was arrested last month after a Wyoming trooper found 35 pounds of marijuana in his rental car has waived his right to a preliminary hearing.

Henry Sentner, of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, was pulled over for speeding on Interstate 80 west of Cheyenne on September 24.

According to an affidavit, Sentner advised the trooper "he was on his way from California" and that "he does this run often."

Laramie County District Attorney Jeremiah Sandburg says Sentner's extensive criminal history includes a 15-year prison sentence for the 1972 slaying of Emanuel Gambino, the nephew of infamous mafia leader Carlo Gambino.

Sentner is charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana, felony possession of marijuana and speeding. If convicted, he could face up to 15 years in prison.

Sentner remains free on a $3,000 cash bond. His arraignment date has yet to be scheduled.