Helios Dayspring released from federal prison

March 27, 2023

Helios Dayspring


Federal officials released San Luis Obispo County marijuana mogul Helios Dayspring from federal prison last week and placed him in either home confinement or a halfway house, according to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons.

Dayspring is currently serving a 22-month sentence for bribery and tax fraud. After just seven months in prison, Dayspring is scheduled for release on Jan. 27, 2024, under the First Step Act.

To combat the spread of Covid-19, the federal prison system is permitting inmates who have completed specific Bureau of Prison programs to earn early release and transfers to home confinement or halfway houses.

In 2016, CalCoastNews first reported allegations that former SLO County Supervisor Adam Hill was asking marijuana business owners to pay bribes in return for favorable votes. For years, CalCoastNews exclusively reported about Dayspring’s alleged bribery, tax evasion, illegal cannabis sales and property fraud.

After his home was raided, Dayspring admitted to paying thousands of dollars in bribes to former-San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill for favorable votes on his cannabis business interests. While under a federal investigation, Hill committed suicide.

Dayspring agreed to plead guilty to bribery and tax evasion, pay $3.4 million in restitution to the IRS and cooperate in the government’s ongoing investigation, as part of a plea agreement.

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Just another example of how crime pays.

I hate our judicial system.

It’d be nice if they would charge him with human trafficking for the Laotian immigrants he was working from 5am to 12am, 7 days a week. And of course he’s gonna get away with murdering both Adam hill and his ex business partner who was cooperating with the FBI, both of whom died 2 weeks apart and both died from a lethal combination of cocaine and antidepressants…never heard of anyone dying from cocaine and antidepressants before…fentanyl? Yes. Cocaine and antidepressants? NEVER. Suspiciously coincidental that two people with enough dirt on Dayspring to get him sent to prison, both end up dead 2 wks apart and from the same mixture of drugs…

Typically the sentence for what Dayspring pled guilty would be 13 yr prison sentence with 80% served behind bars. In fact, that is what the guidlines were in his case. ONLY, Through extensive cooperation with the FBI and IRS did he get the reduction to 22 months. Now, the soft on crime policy is allowing the piece of garbage to get out after only 7 months!

Sounds to me like he(lios) was just playing the game that the scumbag politicians created. Was it just Adam hill, or were some of the other local crooks involved?

Does this mean he can take a more active role in the management of MEGAN’S ORGANIC MARKET and SLOCAL ROOTS?

This is scary.

Fearful of… what? That you’ll be tempted into accepting a bribe or? Think about the kind of crime committed here; no one was physically injured… There is nothing to be afraid of with his guys conditional release.

Ummmm…dying is usually considered a physical injury and many have. Those in the industry fear him.

This news sickens me. His vile behavior will rule again in short time.

No wonder rampant crime is on the rise. With these types of consequences crime does pay.

$3.4 million sounds like a hefty penalty to me. He doesn’t appear to be violent, so what’s the harm in serving out the sentence at home? And, I wish you would quantify “rampant crime.” Yes, crime is up, but it is nowhere near the levels of 30-40 years ago.

How about the 6mill he got away with, doubt if he’s reading the “Good Book” at home. Outside of Obispoland ask the good people of the major cites if crime is rampant or not.

I would guess you have no idea how lucrative the pot business is, 3.4 million is a drop in the bucket and can be made in less than a year, 6 months sometimes.

Accidental fentanyl overdoses in SLO Co are the highest in the state, perhaps in the country. When Helios and the fellow felons were invited to town by the Grover Beach Council they brought their peeps and their product range with them. I’d say killing our kids is a rampant crime. But maybe they should have locked up the Grover Beach council instead!

Wow! That was a fast lodging for a great illegal fast buck by comparison to the hundreds of property owners who are just trying to perfect their property rights. Additionally, we local taxpayers are spending millions just fund to lawyers, hired by corporations, to oppose these property rights. Why?, because you are pay the bill.

The “Man Of The Year” who ripped off $millions from vulnerable elders and the Dayspring’s flavor of crime are both walking the streets, the sum of both in less years than the legal process to protect property rights from squatters.

This disparity is due for reparation too.

Crime pays.

$3.4 million in restitution to the IRS” As well as now being under the microscope, probation, societal shun( demonstrated clearly in the comments), etc etc. Sounds about even to me.

Mr. Ramageś motto. RIP