Jail time for pos­ses­sion of mar­i­juana for pur­pose of traf­fick­ing

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A Blue Moun­tain, Kings County, man will serve jail time af­ter be­ing found guilty of un­law­fully pos­sess­ing in ex­cess of three kilo­grams of cannabis mar­i­juana for the pur­pose of traf­fick­ing.

Lon­nie Bernard Power, 52, pleaded not guilty in Oc­to­ber 2015 to this charge and to a charge of un­law­fully pro­duc­ing cannabis mar­i­juana.

A trial was held over sev­eral days. On April 5, Power was found guilty on the pos­ses­sion for the pur­pose of traf­fick­ing charge and was found not guilty of pro­duc­ing mar­i­juana. The mat­ter was ad­journed to June 7 to al­low time for a pre-sen­tence re­port to be pre­pared and for sen­tenc­ing.

Judge Jean Whalen sen­tenced Power to nine months in cus- tody, to be fol­lowed by one year of pro­ba­tion. The court granted a for­fei­ture or­der for items seized in re­la­tion to the Con­trolled Drugs and Sub­stances Act charge and granted a life­time firearm pro­hi­bi­tion. Power was fined $200 in vic­tim sur­charges.

Power com­mit­ted the of­fence in Blue Moun­tain on Sept. 29, 2015.

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