Wilton man sentenced for 3 pounds of marijuana
FARMINGTON - A Wilton man received an 18-month suspended sentence, will be on probation for 18 months and pay a $400 fine for having 3 pounds of harvested marijuana in his basement.
Eric Urdsick, 32, was indicted in January on one count of marijuana cultivation, one count of trafficking in a Schedule Z drug, namely marijuana and criminal forfeiture of property.
Assistant Attorney General David Fisher told the court that Maine Drug Enforcement Agency investigator Brian Ross conducted a search of Urdsick's home on Applegate Lane in Wilton on Sept. 27, 2012 and found a total of three pounds of harvested marijuana in the basement. Cash was also found there.
In Franklin County Superior Court on Wednesday, the cultivation and trafficking charges were dismissed and instead he pleaded guilty to the new charge of felony unlawful possession of schedule drugs, along with a $380 forfeiture.
He received an 18-month sentence, all suspended, 18 months of probation with substance abuse conditions that include submitting to police search and testing for illegal drugs.