Man With Prior Strike Sentenced To Jail Term

A 39-year-old Cottonwood man busted for major Marijuana dealing has managed to get through Tehama County courts with a relatively minor sentence. In 2014 Tehama Interagency Drug Enforcement intercepted a package containing 23,000 Dollars that was on its way to the Rory Lane home of Jesse Wade Sherman. Based on that they got a search warrant for Sherman's home and found 60 growing Marijuana plants, more than 30 pounds of processed bud, scales and a rifle. Sherman admitted that he had been selling multiple pounds of pot each month. He was forbidden from possessing a gun because of a previous conviction for rape of an unconscious person, which also counts as a strike. Sherman entered a guilty plea for being a felon in possession of a firearm and asked the court to dismiss the prior conviction. Over the objection of prosecutors, the request was granted. Sherman has been sentenced to 6 months in Tehama County Jail, 5 years probation and a 3 year suspended prison sentence.