Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Hemp Hero Luke Scarmazzo
“….Section 846-Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana and Section 841(a)(1)-Distribution of Marijuana. The maximum statutory penalty for Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana is a minimum mandatory term of imprisonment of ten years, and a maximum term of imprisonment of life; a $4 million dollar fine. The maximum statutory penalty for Distribution of Marijuana is a minimum mandatory term of imprisonment of ten years, and a maximum term of imprisonment of life; a $4 million dollar fine.
This case is the product of an extensive joint investigation conducted by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Modesto Police Department, Modesto Narcotics Enforcement Team (“MNET”), Stanislaus Drug Enforcement Agency (“SDEA”), and the Internal Revenue Service.
This case is being prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of California, in Fresno. The charges are only allegations and the defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.”