Guilty plea entered for marijuana distribution case
Lusby man faces up to five years in prison
A Lusby man pleaded guilty Monday to conspiring with others to distribute marijuana after police found six plastic bags of marijuana in his car during a February traffic stop.
The other two charges against William Deontrea Foote, 36, will be dismissed as part of the plea deal. Foote faces up to five years in prison for the conspiracy charge. Foote had a prior conviction of conspiring with others to distribute marijuana in 2013 for which he was given three years in jail with all but two months and 29 days suspended. He was placed under three years of unsupervised probation for that conviction.
Foote came to police attention Feb. 23 when Dfc. Jeffrey Denton noticed Foote’s 2011 gray Ford Escape having tinting ma- terial on all of its windows.
The “material was so dark [that] I was unable to identify any description of the occupants,” Denton wrote in the police report. When conducting a traffic stop, Denton saw Foote’s “hands to be shaking as if he was nervous,” the deputy said.
Later, police found six small bags containing a total of 19 grams of marijuana. The officer wrote in the report that drug dealers usually package the drugs in individual bags, weighed at a predetermined amount for easy distribution.
Foote’s sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 26.