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United States v. Keith Alden (2002-2008, Sonoma County)

posted Jan 30, 2013, 11:00 PM by The Editor   [ updated Jun 6, 2013, 3:35 AM ]
Sonoma County medical marijuana patient and caregiver Keith Alden was arrested on May 9, 2001 for growing cannabis for himself and other patients.  On February 11, 2002, Alden was convicted by a jury of cultivating more than 100 plants, and sentenced to 5 years probation. Alden was then re-arrested on July 31, 2002, for cultivating while on probation. He was later convicted on December 19, 2002 for growing 920 plants, and sentenced to 44 months in prison. Alden was released on bail pending appeal in April 2004. The Ninth Circuit Court denied Alden's appeal in June 2006, and upheld his conviction. Alden was ordered by Judge Martin Jenkins to surrender to federal authorities in July 2006, and he served the remainder of his sentence before his release on February 7, 2008.

Last updated January 31, 2013 by Lex Libreman for WEED WARS: United States v. Marijuana.