Arcata Marijuana Grower Sentenced to Prison! 

Arcata Marijuana Grower Sentenced to Prison! 
Posted by FoM on January 26, 1999 at 21:24:54 PT

SAN FRANCISCOAn Arcata, California man was sentenced in U.S. District Court yesterday on two counts of Marijuana cultivation and violation of the Bank Secrecy Act, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California. 
Daniel Harrison Frye, 45, was sentenced for the intentional cultivation of 191 marijuana plants and for structuring currency transactions to avoid reporting nearly $51,000. According to a plea agreement, Frye admitted to attempting to avoid the currency transaction reporting requirements by purchasing 72 postal money orders in the amount of $700 each at seven separate United States Postal Service substations. The currency transaction reporting requirement, a part of the Bank Secrecy Act, requires that "cash" transactions over $10,000 be reported to the IRS. Frye was charged with one count each of cultivating marijuana and structuring currency transactions in an Information filed on August 3, 1998, alleging violations of 21 U.S.C. 841(a)(1) and 31 U.S.C. 5324(a)(3). Frye was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Marilyn Hall Patel to serve 18 months incarceration to begin 45 days from the date of sentencing, three years on probation, and pay a $100 special assessment. The investigation was conducted by Special Agents of the Internal Revenue Service and the Drug Enforcement Administration and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney D. Michael Nerney. Questions for the U.S. Attorney's Office should be directed to Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew J. Jacobs at 415-436-7181. Copyright 1999, Business Wire
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