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