Probation ordered for 10 lbs of mushrooms
NEBRASKA CITY – A Virginia man was sentenced to probation in Otoe County after entering a plea to attempted possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.
Harlan Martin, 49 was arrested in August after a sheriff’s K9 detected the odor of narcotics during a Fourth Corso traffic stop.
The sheriff’s office told the court that 60 pounds of marijuana and 10 pounds of psychedelic mushrooms were found.
Martin’s attorney, Thomas Peterson of Omaha, told the court Monday that Martin was engaged to transport marijuana from one part of Oregon to another part of Oregon, where marijuana is legal.
Peterson said Martin was told of a change in plans at the pick up point and his family was threatened, if he did not comply.
Judge Julie Smith sentenced the Navy veteran to three years probation and a $1,000 fine noting a limited criminal history and probation reports of a low risk to re-offend. He was also given credit for four days served in county jail.
Charges involving the marijuana were dropped in a plea agreement and charges involving the psilocybin mushrooms was reduced to attempted possession.