Sentencing for Vista pot shop owner set for Friday

PROSECUTORS HAVE AGREED TO RECOMMEND PROBATION, NOT JAIL
By TERI FIGUEROA – North County Times

A Vista man who pleaded guilty last fall to federal charges related to his medical marijuana dispensary is set to be sentenced on Friday, with prosecutors agreeing to recommend probation instead of jail time, according to court documents.

Even with the recommendation of probation, the fate of James Stacy, 46, lies in the hands of U.S. District Judge Barry Ted Moskowitz during a sentencing hearing in the judge’s San Diego federal courtroom.

Stacy had faced nine federal drug charges arising from a raid of his now-shuttered Vista dispensary, Movement in Action. In October, he pleaded guilty to a single charge: manufacturing marijuana.

Stacy’s medical marijuana shop on South Santa Fe Avenue was one of 14 San Diego County shops raided by local and federal authorities Sept. 9, 2009. Read More…

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