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October 17, 1988
An El Dorado County supervisor accused of growing marijuana plants behind his Apple Hill home had helped strengthen the law enforcement efforts that led to his arrest, the Sacramento Bee reported. Mike Visman, 40, had been a strong supporter of local law enforcement's anti-drug efforts, and he supported funding for a local drug task force and more deputies to crack down on narcotics, the newspaper said. Deputies, tipped off by a U.S.
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November 7, 1989 | From Times staff and wire service reports
A former El Dorado County supervisor was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in federal prison for growing marijuana in a secret garden on his fruit ranch. U.S. District Judge Edward Garcia decreed what he said was the "appropriate punishment" of Michael Visman as the former official stood silently before the bench in Sacramento. Visman, 41, was arrested in October, 1988, when drug agents raided his 37-acre Sierra foothills ranch and found 60 large marijuana plants growing in a berry patch.
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November 7, 1989 | From Times staff and wire service reports
A former El Dorado County supervisor was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in federal prison for growing marijuana in a secret garden on his fruit ranch. U.S. District Judge Edward Garcia decreed what he said was the "appropriate punishment" of Michael Visman as the former official stood silently before the bench in Sacramento. Visman, 41, was arrested in October, 1988, when drug agents raided his 37-acre Sierra foothills ranch and found 60 large marijuana plants growing in a berry patch.
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October 17, 1988
An El Dorado County supervisor accused of growing marijuana plants behind his Apple Hill home had helped strengthen the law enforcement efforts that led to his arrest, the Sacramento Bee reported. Mike Visman, 40, had been a strong supporter of local law enforcement's anti-drug efforts, and he supported funding for a local drug task force and more deputies to crack down on narcotics, the newspaper said. Deputies, tipped off by a U.S.
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