Thursday, August 23, 2007

Ten years in prison for selling light bulbs

Steve Tucker ended a ten-year federal prison sentence last year. He served his time for selling light bulbs--specifically grow lights--that, while themselves legal, were sold to some customers that were using them to grow marijuana. Even though he and his brother asked any customers who so much as mentioned marijuana to leave and refused to sell any products which had any visible references to marijuana, they were successfully prosecuted on conspiracy charges because they had knowledge that some of their customers were using their products to grow marijuana.

His brother Gary, who was given a fifteen-year sentence that was reduced to ten after a successful petition to apply a change in policy from the U.S. Sentencing Commission, died of cancer at about the time his sentence was served.

1 comment:

Einzige said...

But just think how many horrible crimes were prevented by locking these guys up!

Why, I can't imagine the carnage that would have ensued, should these dangerous degenerates have retained their freedom!

Justice has undoubtedly been served. We're all better off for it.

Thank God we have devoted public servants with pure motives and our own best interests at heart, hard at work making the world safe for democracy. I sleep better at night knowing they're out there prosecuting the guilty and protecting the innocent.