Illinois man accused of growing marijuana faces 40 years in prison

Albert L. Wysocki, A Professional Corporation

Last month, an Illinois man who was charged with committing serious drug crimes pleaded guilty to the charges. He will be sentenced in April for the offenses. Because he pleaded guilty to federal drug crimes, the 39-year-old man is now facing a maximum of 40 years in prison.

The man was arrested after police suspected the man of growing marijuana plants. Recent reports have not stated what sort of investigation police had conducted that eventually led to the man’s arrest. However, reports have mentioned that two other people were allegedly involved in the marijuana growing operation.

The man who pleaded guilty to federal drug charges in December had been accused of conspiring with others to grow marijuana plants. He pleaded guilty to one charge of conspiring to grow 100 or more marijuana plants. He also pleaded guilty to one count of growing marijuana plants.

The man and two other individuals, a 31-year-old man and 36-year-old man, allegedly committed the drugs crimes between April 2012 and August 2012 before they were all arrested.

The charges are very serious. The man could serve up to 40 years in prison for the offenses. He could also be required to pay a hefty fine and face other consequences.

Individuals who are convicted of federal drug crimes typically face harsher penalties and longer prison sentences compared to those who are convicted of state or local drug crimes. To minimize the impact of a drug conviction, folks who are accused of committing serious drug offenses in Illinois may want to consider consulting an attorney who is familiar with defending folks who have been accused of committing state or federal drug crimes.

Source: Evansville Courier & Press, “Southern Illinois man pleads guilty to federal marijuana charges,” Len Wells, Dec. 18, 2012

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Illinois man accused of growing marijuana faces 40 years in prison