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James Dale Holland POW #62466-097

posted Jan 28, 2013, 3:02 AM by The Editor
James Dale Holland #62466-097
FCI Herlong
P.O. Box 800
Herlong, CA 96113

James Holland was arrested during a September 2005 raid of his medical marijuana dispensary -- the Free and Easy Cooperative in Bakersfield, California. The bust involved a wide assortment of local and federal agencies, including the Kern County Sheriff's Department, the Bakersfield Police department, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the U.S. Attorney's Office, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

Holland was indicted on charges including conspiracy to possess, cultivate, and distribute, as well as possession and cultivation with the intent to distribute, and possession of a firearm.  Held in Fresno County Jail during the course of his prosecution, Holland eventually decided to accept a plea deal that offered him a nine-year prison sentence plus five additional years of supervised release.

Although his patients described him as a friendly, affable man, only two supporters were present for Holland's sentencing on February 12th, 2007. Holland is currently incarcerated in Herlong, CA.