United States of America v. Santiago Contreras Orozco
Defendant was sentenced to 15 years in prison for the manufacture of more than 1000 marijuana plants and the use or carry a firearm during a trafficking crime. The Court wrote, "the mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years that Defendant was subject to is unusally long by today's standards. Since Defendant was prosecuted over ten years ago, society's attitude toward marijuana has drastically changed." The court concludes further incarceration is not necessary and would be detrimental to Defendant's health who suffers from serious mental health disorders.