Prosecutors are assholes. This is not my story to tell so I try to keep it to a minimum.
But they gave a second offer which is way better... not easy, sounds hardcore... but a bit over 24 weeks.
And yes, even with this his defense bills need paying.
Since he was in the south, where it's ok to be obese and let your factory dump into a stream , but not to grow pot. they threw the book at him. 10 years, possible parole in 3-4 years. Sorry if you are from the south, but you know it's true.
10 years for a guy growing under a 250.