Man gets 1 year, 1 day in Ohio marijuana-growing case; 9th sentenced of 11 defendants
How could you not realize you were growing and manicuring ganja? hmmmmm -UA
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS August 08
Court records show that U.S. District Judge Thomas Rose in Dayton sentenced Saul Vargas-Garcia on Monday.
He is among nine defendants who have pleaded guilty and received sentences ranging from a year to 18 months in prison. Two other men await Aug. 17 sentencings.
Defense attorneys say the men were poor day laborers trying to earn money for their families and didn’t know what they were being hired to do.
The September arrests came after a tip from hunters led authorities to plants in Muskingum and Logan counties. Former Attorney General Richard Cordray had called the finding evidence of cartel-sponsored operations taking root in Ohio.