This undated booking photo released by the Lenawee County sheriff’s department in Adrian, Mich., shows farmer Edwin Schmieding, 61, who was arrested on a marijuana growing charge after authorities ... more 
This undated booking photo released by the Lenawee County sheriff’s department in Adrian, Mich., shows farmer Edwin Schmieding, 61, who was arrested on a marijuana growing charge after authorities found 8,000 plants at his farm in 2011. On Tuesday, June 25, 2013, U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman in Detroit decided not to order Schmieding to prison and instead placed him on probation. The judge said the decision was based partly to many handwritten letters from supporters who described him as a modest, selfless man who helps others at every turn. (AP Photo/Lenawee County sheriff’s department) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Lenawee County sheriff’s department
Tue, Jun 25, 2013 5:32 PM EDT