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Man gets 1 years, 1 day in Ohio marijuana case

Published: Mon, August 8, 2011 @ 6:40 p.m.

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A man who was among 11 charged in the cultivation of thousands of marijuana plants in Ohio has been sentenced to one year and one day in prison.

Court records show that U.S. District Judge Thomas Rose in Dayton sentenced Saul Vargas-Garcia on today.

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.


1mrhappy(23 comments)posted 4 years, 10 months ago

Another drug dealer gets a slap on the wrist. No wonder the war on drugs is a losing battle.

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2whitesabbath(738 comments)posted 4 years, 10 months ago

that war on drugs never really happened,

if you was to say war on other drug dealers U.S. didnt want dealing then yes.

How soon we forget of the history of Oliver North.

Big brother will let drugs and weapons in.

You cant kill off the citizens on the front line anymore in mass quantities, military is to high tech.

revenue, revenue, revenue...........

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3ytownescapee(20 comments)posted 4 years, 10 months ago


You are one hundred percent right and there is more. You can get out of anything you want, including murder, if you have enough money to pay the attorneys, judges and prosecutors.

Look what happened when they tried to make alcohol illegal. What do you think would happen if they did that now? The people who think it is okay to put pot smokers in jail for the rest of their lives would be the first ones to cry out. Alcohol is worse than pot.

They may as well put them in jail for the rest of their lives because when they get out they are discriminated against and cannot get jobs, let alone good jobs. They learn how to be a better criminal in jail and use it because they pretty much do not have a choice. We are getting our rights and a little bit more of our freedom taken away every day in the name of terrorism. Didn't Hitler use scare tactics to persuade his people?

The founding fathers are turning in their graves.

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