Six months dealt for marijuana distribution conspiracy
Lusby resident will continue treatment
A Lusby man was given a sixmonth suspended sentence Friday morning following a marijuana distribution conspiracy conviction.
William Deontrea Foote, 36, was dealt a three-year sentence with all but six months suspended after he pleaded guilty in September to conspiring with others to distribute marijuana. Foote is authorized to work and continue his treatment at Carol M. Porto Treatment Center in Prince Frederick while serving his six-month sentence. Upon his release, Foote will be placed under five years of supervised probation.
The other two charges against Foote are dismissed as part of the plea deal. 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.
“Good luck, sir,” Calvert Circuit Judge Marjorie Clagett told Foote. “I hope this changes your life, and we won’t see you again.”
Foote came to police attention Feb. 23 when Dfc. Jeffrey Denton of the sheriff’s office noticed Foote’s 2011 gray Ford Escape having tinting material 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.