National forest pot grower sentenced

PORTLAND — An Oxford man who admitted growing marijuana in a section of the White Mountain National Forest will spend two months in federal prison.

Todd E. Clukey, 38, also was sentenced in U.S. District Court to four months of home confinement. He was ordered to stay out of the federally owned park for three years.

According to court records, between May and September 2010, Clukey grew pot in an unorganized portion of Oxford County that includes the White Mountain National Forest.

Prosecutors said in an interview conducted after Clukey's arrest in September that he admitted he had also grown marijuana on national forest land the previous two years.

In February, he pleaded guilty to the charge. The case against him was investigated by the National Forest Service and the Oxford County Sheriff's Department.

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I agree wholeheartedly.

I agree wholeheartedly. I think it's time American's learn that their country is no longer the beacon of freedom it once was.

As soon as everyone realizes this, we can begin to correct it.

KRIS KUCERA's picture

Two months?!?

Why not just cut off his feet?

Is it any wonder America holds 2% of the world's population, yet 25% of its prisoners? Because of this sort of illogical crap.

One look at the incident in Dexter acutely shows our society's poor focus on actual public safety. Guns, fine. Reefer on state land, go to jail.

Why not a hefty fine and some probation instead? Duh.

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