Father, son in Monroe Co. facing prison time for growing pot

Federal prosecutors are hoping to get lengthy prison sentences for a Monroe County father and son who were convicted of growing marijuana in greenhouses.

The government says Gerald Duval, Jr. and his son Jeremy shamelessly exploited Michigan's medical marijuana law to try to get around a federal ban on pot.

Prosecutors are recommending nearly 16 years in prison for the elder Duval and 14 years for his son.

The father and son admit they were growing marijuana but claim it was for medicinal use under Michigan law.

Jeremy Duval says it thought their operation on Ida Center Road was protected.