Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Tricked into Harvesting Pot? Ohio Feds Call Case Example of Cartel Sponsored Drug Production

Fox News Latino

Did they know what they were doing or was it a part of cartel sponsored drug production in America's heartland?

Federal prosecutors are wrapping up their case against 11 men charged with cultivating thousands of marijuana plants. The state's former top cop called it an example of cartel-sponsored drug production, but defense attorneys say many of defendants were day laborers who were tricked into harvesting pot.

All 11 have pleaded guilty and seven have received sentences ranging from a year to 18 months in prison. U.S. District Judge Thomas Rose was scheduled to sentence three more defendants Friday in Dayton, with a final sentencing Aug. 17...[Full Article]