Archive for Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Baker student sentenced for pot-growing conviction

December 22, 2009

A Baker University student accused of running a marijuana-growing operation out of his Baldwin City home was sentenced to probation Tuesday in Douglas County District Court, prosecutors said.

In November, Rai Shed Abdu Yahia pleaded no contest to possession of drug paraphernalia, a felony, and possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor.

District Judge Sally Pokorny sentenced the 24-year-old man to one year probation. Under the terms of his probation, he will be required to take random drug and alcohol screenings, said Cheryl Wright, spokeswoman for District Attorney Charles Branson.

A co-defendant in the case, Alexander Abbas Fouad Farran, has applied for diversion and will be back in court Dec. 28.

Baldwin City police said they found 28 marijuana plants and grow lights in September inside the students' home in the 400 block of Eisenhower.


greyghost 8 years, 4 months ago

Growing and selling drugs across the street from a junior high school: Probation.

Shooting your neighbor in the head: Probation.

Being a criminal in Baldwin City: Priceless.


BaldwinDad 8 years, 3 months ago

Not sure what your point was with that post greyghost, but in regards to these two guys, I'm glad they got probation.

I personally think it's ridiculous that Kansas has not gotten on the nullification band wagon and legalized marijuana specially with the large farm and agricultural influence this state has.


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