Oregon Men Plead Guilty to Growing Marijuana in Northern Idaho
Three Co-conspirators to be Sentenced July 17
COEUR D’ALENE – Robert Wayne Baucum, 56, of Scio, Oregon, and Ronald Clifford Underwood, 55, of Albany, Oregon, have entered guilty pleas in United States District Court in Coeur d’Alene to conspiracy to manufacture and possess with intent to distribute marijuana, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Co-defendant Raymond Earl Hogle, 50, also of Albany, pleaded guilty to the drug conspiracy charge in April.
Statements made during the plea hearing indicate that between 2004 and 2011, the three men conspired to grow marijuana in Idaho. Some of the marijuana was grown in barns on property owned by Baucum in Naples, Idaho. The conspiracy involved at least 1,000 marijuana plants.
The charge is punishable by imprisonment for not less than ten years, a maximum fine of $10 million, and up to five years of supervised release.
Baucum, Underwood and Hogle are scheduled to be sentenced on July 17 before U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge at the federal courthouse in Coeur d'Alene.
Co-defendants Justin Egner of Springfield, Oregon, and Charles Goodenough of Willow, Alaska, are set for trial on July 17, 2012.
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