A Cottage Grove man arrested after being burned in a cannabis oil lab explosion could face federal marijuana charges that carry a 10-year mandatory minimum prison sentence, a prosecutor said Thursday during a detention hearing for the man.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Gavin Bruce announced the ongoing investigation against Eric Leighton Scully after a defense attorney argued in U.S. District Court in Eugene that Scully should be released from jail, where he’s being held for allegedly violating release conditions in a marijuana-related money laundering case.
Scully’s lawyer, Todd Bofferding, asserted that his client is neither a flight risk nor a dangerous person.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Jolie Russo rejected Bofferding’s request and ruled that Scully, 34, will remain incarcerated because he does represent a danger to the community. Another hearing in the case is scheduled for next week.
Scully has been held in the Lane County Jail since Dec. 27 for allegedly violating supervised release conditions relating to a money laundering conviction in 2016. Scully served a 90-day prison sentence in the case, which arose from his use of a Eugene coffee