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United States v. Dennis Hunter (1998-2009, Humboldt County)

posted Jan 29, 2013, 9:48 PM by The Editor   [ updated Jan 31, 2013, 12:39 AM ]
When his garden was raided by law enforcement in 1998, Dennis Hunter knew bad times were ahead. After all, he would be facing prosecution for the 12,000 marijuana plants growing on his property in Humboldt County, California. So, Hunter took his wife and two young children, and promptly fled. The family lived quietly and discreetly for four years, until Hunter was apprehended and indicted by the U.S. Attorney in March 2002. A year later, he pled guilty to two counts -- conspiracy to manufacture more than a thousand plants and conspiracy to conduct illegal financial transactions involving the sale of marijuana. Hunter was given a 78 month prison sentence, with five years supervised released, a term he had already made much progress in serving by the time he was finally sentenced in May 2005.

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