MEDICAL MARIJUANA GROWER GETS SIX YEARS IN THE SLAMMER
A man coming from the state of Colorado was arrested in the NorthWest side
of Chicago suburbs. A shipment of dozens of pounds of marijuana was seized
and the Colorado man was sentenced to six years in an Illinois State prison.
The gentlemen's name is Ryan Bailey. Mr. Bailey is 29 years old and
was a former Chicago mortgage broker. He moved to Colorado and was arrested
last year and charged with growing hundreds of plants (marijuana possession), an insane amount of marijuana. In 2010 he was also arrested when police
officers invaded his Northwest Chicago home finding a bag of marijuana.
Where it came from seems to be quite obvious!
Mr. Ryan Bailey seems to identify with a larger group of distributors that
had connections with both Colorado and California. This has been quite
popular being that it is prevalent for both CA and CO to be the main players
in the growth of medical Marijuana. Quite honestly in the past it has
seemed to certain individuals as a way to make a fortune. All in all,
it's a gamble and it's against the law. Some individuals may succeed,
but many, many fail as we see is what happened to Mr. Ryan Bailey.
According to records, Bailey was the ringleader of an operation that shipped
42 pounds of marijuana worth more than $300,000. Police officers entered
the home, and Bailey was sitting near a large box holding a package of
marijuana... the box had been sent from Colorado through UPS. His attorney
said that "police couldn't directly link Bailey to the box or
the home, basically Bailey was at the wrong place at the wrong time."
Bailey was sentenced to 6 years. His wife was in Colorado operating a
licensed marijuana dispensary in Denver, and she was arrested as well.
There were more than 670 marijuana plants and officials slapped a felony
charge of cultivating 30 or more marijana plants illegally and that charge
is still pending against them in Colorado.
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