Eddy Lepp is a Rastafarian Minister and Vietnam War Veteran currently serving a 10-year mandatory minimum sentence in La Tuna Federal Penitentiary, in Southern California. Lepp grew 30,000 plants alongside a state highway, as if it were any other crop. Eddy’s Medicinal Garden’s provided low to no-cost medical cannabis to thousands of Californians. All local officials were notified. Lepp provided medicine at cost or free of charge to anyone in need and used any proceeds from medicine sales to support local organizations, provide food and shelter for whomever needed it, charities, and a church in Lake County. He was raided in 2005 and and sentenced in 2007 to ten years in federal prison.