- February 20, 2019

Tomato Farmer Sentenced For Pot

by Jackson Hole Radio News

Chief Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl has sentenced Big Piney Resident Stewart Doty for manufacture, distribution, and possession with intent to manufacture and distribute marijuana, money laundering conspiracy, and laundering of monetary instruments. Beginning in about 2011, Doty operated an organic tomato business called Wyomatoes from his residence in Big Piney. There, he grew tomatoes and other vegetables in greenhouses for sale at farmer’s markets and to retailers. Doty’s business fell on hard times, so he began growing and selling marijuana instead of tomatoes in 2016. In August 2017, Sublette County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation special agents served a search warrant on Doty’s Big Piney property. Deputies and agents found approximately 47 pounds of processed marijuana, several thousand dollars in cash, and marijuana stalks and root-balls. The 62-year-old Doty received two eighteen- month terms in prison to be served concurrently, to be followed by thirty-six months of supervised release; and he was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $500.00.


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