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Life Sentence, Francis Hayden Going Home July 28, 2015 !!!

Discussion in 'Marijuana News' started by oscar169, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. oscar169

    oscar169 Operation Dank Supporter

    Francis Hayden
    FRANCIS DARRELL HAYDEN # 01754-033 'Darrell'
    FCI Beckley
    P.O. BOX 350
    BEAVER, WV 25813

    Register Number: 01754-033
    Age: 65
    Race: White
    Sex: Male
    Located at: Beckley FCI
    Release Date: 07/28/2015Francis Darrell Hayden – Loretto, Kentucky
    Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 1,000 or more marijuana plants or 1,000 or more kilograms of marijuana; manufacture of 1,000 or more marijuana plants (Eastern District of Michigan)
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (Apr. 2, 2002)
    Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on July 28, 2015.

    Obama Grants Early Release For Man Serving Life For Marijuana

    By Michael Allen, Tue, March 31, 2015
    President Obama commuted the prison sentences of 22 people today, including eight inmates who were serving a life sentences.

    The Huffington Post notes that all of the people who were granted clemency had been sentenced to prison on convictions linked to distributing illegal drugs. President Obama sent each one a letter to encourage them to make the "most of this opportunity.”

    One of the prisoners who received clemency was Francis Darrell Hayden. He was sentenced to life in prison in 2002 for conspiracy to manufacture or possess marijuana.

    Hayden managed a farm in Michigan where a marijuana growing and processing operation was set up.

    The Huron Daily Tribune reported at the time that Hayden would have normally received 15-20 years in jail, but got a mandatory life sentence for this third felony drug conviction.

    The bust was a big one for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), which confiscated the farm.

    Man sentenced in connection with drug operation
    BAY CITY - The ninth defendant and manager of the Argyle Road farm drug operation, was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Bay City.

    Friday, April 5, 2002 12:00 am


    Francis Darrell Hayden, 52, of Loretto, Ky. was the manager in 1996 of the farm where the marijuana growing operation was discovered on Oct. 31, 1996, by deputies investigating a complaint of a horse running loose.

    Deputies discovered at that time that the 75-acre farm on Argyle Road had been converted into a sophisticated marijuana growing and processing operation. According to the Sanilac County Drug Task Force, the occupants of the farm had left the area prior to police arriving at the farm. Investigators were led more than 600 miles south through Ohio and into south central Kentucky where the farm's managers and marijuana growers lived.

    Hayden was sentenced on the charge of conspiracy to manufacture or possess with intent to distribute 18,957 marijuana plants (4,169 pounds of marijuana) and a second count of manufacturing the 18,957 marijuana plants.

    According to the drug task force, the drug conspiracy charge normally carries a penalty of 15 years, eight months to 20 years in prison. But because Hayden had two prior felony drug convictions, his conviction in this case resulted in a mandatory life sentence.

    The investigation showed that the farm was purchased by an Indiana man in February of 1995, at which time the farm immediately was converted into a large marijuana growing/processing operation. More than 14,000 marijuana plants were grown and processed that year. And almost 19,000 plants were grown and processed the following year. The barn's processing operation contained more than 11,000 square feet of drying racks to enable the growers to process marijuana on site.

    Investigators report that about 15 migrant marijuana growers from Kentucky were housed and worked in the barns during the height of the operation. All the marijuana was then transported back to Kentucky and Indiana for wholesale/retail distribution in those areas. The high potency marijuana was sold by the distribution organization at prices ranging from $1,600 to $4,000 per pound based upon the quantity purchased. The group is believed to have generated several million dollars in sales proceeds during its two-year operation.
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  2. Congrats Mr Hayden! Enjoy your well deserved freedom!
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  3. zeke


    That's awesome. For him. Too bad the other co-defendents are still in the pen......
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