Man caught with half-pound of pot gets pro­ba­tion

Cecil Whig - - OBITUARIES & LOCAL - By CARL HAMIL­TON OBIT­U­ARY POL­ICY

ca­hamil­ton@ce­cil­whig.com

— A man caught with more than half-pound of mar­i­juana when drug agents raided his home near North East late last year was placed on six months of pro­ba­tion Mon­day.

Re­tired Vis­it­ing Judge Joseph P. McCurdy Jr., im­posed a six-month sen­tence on the de­fen­dant, Robert Li­udv­inaitis, 36, dur­ing the Ce­cil

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County Cir­cuit Court hear­ing and then sus­pended it, be­fore or­der­ing him to serve six months of su­per­vised pro­ba­tion.

On March 28, Li­udv­inaitis had pleaded guilty to pos­ses­sion of mar­i­juana with in­tent to dis­trib­ute, as part of a plea deal in which pros­e­cu­tors placed a re­lated charge on the stet docket. Elk­ton-based lawyer James Dellmyer rep­re­sented Li­udv­inaitis.

As­sis­tant State’s At­tor­ney Perry J. Sea­man had rec­om­mended six months of ac­tive in­car­cer­a­tion for Li­udv­inaitis.

Li­udv­inaitis was ar­rested on Dec. 15 af­ter mem­bers of the Ce­cil County Drug Task Force con­ducted a court-ap­proved search of his res­i­dence in the 300 block of Ra­zor Strap Road and con­fis­cated ap­prox­i­mately 280 grams of mar­i­juana that had been dis­trib­uted into eight heat-sealed bags.

In ad­di­tion, CCDTF agents seized two elec­tronic scales, two mar­i­juana grinders, a pipe for smok­ing mar­i­juana and other drug para­pher­na­lia, ac­cord­ing to court records, which also in­di­cate that searchers con­fis­cated $993 in cash.

Li­udv­inaitis spent ap­prox­i­mately three weeks in the Ce­cil County De­ten­tion af­ter his ar­rest, be­fore post­ing a $25,000 bond to gain his pre­trial free­dom, court records show.

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