Man caught with half-pound of pot gets probation
— 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
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.