Men sentenced in Naples pot grow
November 7, 2012
Four men – three from Oregon, one from Alaska –
were sentenced this week for conspiracy to
manufacture and possess with intent to
distribute marijuana, U.S. Attorney Wendy J.
Olson announced. The men appeared before U.S.
District Judge Edward J. Lodge at the federal
courthouse in Coeur d’Alene on Monday and
Robert Wayne Baucum, 57, of Scio, Oregon, was
sentenced on Monday to 70 months in prison; he
pleaded guilty to the charge on June 19. Charles
Albert Goodenough, 41, of Houston, Alaska, was
sentenced to 37 months; he pleaded guilty on
July 19. Ronald Clifford Underwood, 55, of
Albany, Oregon, was sentenced to 34 months; he
pleaded guilty on June 19.
The three defendants were also ordered to serve
five years of supervised release following their
Raymond Earl Hogle, 51, of Albany, Oregon, was
sentenced this morning to 21 months in prison
followed by three years of supervised release;
he pleaded guilty to the charge on April 24.
Statements made during the plea hearing indicate
that between 2004 and 2011, the four men
conspired to grow marijuana, some of which was
grown in barns on property owned by Baucum in
The conspiracy involved at least 1,000 marijuana
During the investigation, law enforcement
officers seized marijuana, marijuana growing
equipment, vehicles, over $50,000 in currency
and precious metals, and over $1 million in real
Co-defendant Justin Egner of Springfield,
Oregon, is scheduled to be sentenced on December
3 for his role in the conspiracy.
The case was the result of a joint investigation
of the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task
Force (OCDETF), which included the cooperative
law enforcement efforts of the Idaho State
Police, Boundary County Sheriff’s Office, Drug
Enforcement Administration (DEA), Internal
Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation, Linn
County Sheriff’s Office (Oregon), and the Alaska
The OCDETF program is a federal multi-agency,
multi-jurisdictional task force that supplies
supplemental federal funding to federal and
state agencies involved in the identification,
investigation and prosecution of major drug
Task force members include the Federal Bureau of
Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration,
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and
Explosives, U.S. Immigration and Customs
Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security
Investigations (HSI), Internal Revenue
Service-Criminal Investigation, and U.S.
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