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Obion County Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Charge

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Memphis, TN – An Obion County man pleaded guilty Monday to one count of manufacturing and attempting to manufacture marijuana.

According to information presented in court, officers with the Obion County Sheriff’s Department entered the home of Ignacio Lazcano-Acosta, 52, and discovered a large outdoor marijuana grow. The operation contained several acres of marijuana plants that had the appearance of being grown, harvested, and processed for distribution.

DEA agents were able to identify Ignacio Lazcano-Acosta as one of the persons involved with the marijuana grow operation. Mr. Lazcano-Acosta changed his plea in a court hearing before Judge J. Daniel Breen Monday.

The potential penalty for this charge is no more than 20 years in federal prison. Lazcano-Acosta is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Breen in Jackson on January 10, 2014 at 10 a.m. There is no parole in the federal prison system.