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February 4, 2014

Sutter County tomato grower pleads guilty to leasing greenhouses for pot

In the rural Sutter County town of Rio Oso, Thomas and David Jopson were fourth-generation farmers and legends in the heirloom tomato business. On Tuesday, Thomas Jopson, 64, pleaded guilty in federal court to a reduced felony charge stemming from leasing out the family greenhouses for growing marijuana.

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