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Pot Candy Operation Brings 5 Guilty Pleas


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The ringleader of an Oakland group that made marijuana-laced candy and soft drinks resembling popular confections pleaded guilty Tuesday and agreed to serve 70 months in prison, authorities said.

Kenneth Affolter, 39, of Lafayette admitted that under the product name Beyond Bomb, he made a range of pot-laced treats with names like Buddahfingers, Munchy Way, Rasta Reece's and Puff-a-Mint Pattie, authorities said.

At a hearing in Oakland, Affolter pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge D. Lowell Jensen to a single count of conspiring to manufacture and distribute marijuana.

Four of Affolter's former employees and co-defendants also entered guilty pleas before Jensen. Amy Teresa Arata of Oakland and Jesse Monko of Walnut Creek both admitted to performing supervisory roles in Affolter's marijuana operation. Each pleaded guilty to felony conspiracy counts and agreed to serve 18-month prison terms. Jaime Alvarez-Lopez and Elizabeth Ramirez, both of Mexico, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor marijuana offenses, and each agreed to serve a year in prison.

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Source: San Francisco Chronicle (CA)
Pubdate: September 27, 2006
Author: Henry K. Lee
Copyright: ©2006 San Francisco Chronicle
Contact: hlee@sfchronicle.com
Website: SF Gate: News and Information for the San Francisco Bay Area
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"Buddahfingers, Munchy Way, Rasta Reece's and Puff-a-Mint Pattie" Its like something you'd see on a movie ...
What they failed to mention is these people were making these candies for medicinal patients. This is a load of crap. They busted them under the disguise of "They are lacing candy and our kids may get their hands on it".
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