A Windham Township man will spend up to the next five years on probation and forfeit and pay almost $14,000 to law enforcement after pleading guilty to possessing marijuana in December 2011 with the intent to sell it.
Daniel D. Lucas, 46, of 10265 S.R. 303, was sentenced to the probation term recently by Portage County Common Pleas Judge Laurie Pittman.
She also ordered him to get a substance abuse evaluation and follow all the recommendations of the evaluation, and keep a full-time job throughout his probation.
Lucas' driver's license was suspended for one year, with privileges for work, probation and counseling appointments as long as he is valid to drive, according to Pittman's order.
Pittman also levied a $5,000 fine against Lucas, and ordered him to forfeit $8,900 in cash profits from illegal drug sales and a 2009 GMC truck to the Portage County Drug Task Force.
An investigation by Portage and Mahoning County law enforcement agencies resulted in a traffic stop on Lucas' truck in Mahoning County on Dec. 8, 2011. Agents of the Portage County Drug Task Force and Mahoning Valley Law Enforcement Task Force searched the vehicle and recovered 10 pounds of marijuana.
A search warrant was then obtained for Lucas' residence, where agents found another 20 pounds of marijuana, marijuana growing equipment, a digital scale, plastic baggies, drug paraphernalia and the $8,900 in cash, Portage County Prosecutor Victor Vigluicci said.
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