Guilty plea for Cottage Grove marijuana growing
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- A 77-year-old man was handcuffed and taken to jail after he pleaded guilty in Lane County Circuit Court to growing marijuana on his property near Cottage Grove.
The Register-Guard reports (http://is.gd/zp0mxt ) Jerry Fruichantie was sentenced to 15 days in jail as part of an agreement with prosecutors to plead guilty to a felony charge.
Deputies seized more than 400 plants and $20,000 cash in a raid last summer on his property.
In January, Fruichantie's son was shot and killed in what detectives suspect was a drug-related robbery. No one has been arrested in that case.
Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com