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IA man gets probation for growing pot on island

 

BURLINGTON (AP)-- A Burlington man accused of growing marijuana on an island in the Mississippi River has been sentenced to probation.

Merle Thomas was arrested last fall and pleaded guilty last month to delivery of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

Police say 53-year-old Thomas admitted smoking marijuana and later admitted to growing the pot on an island in the Mississippi River near Burlington.

A judge on Monday deferred judgment on the charges against Thomas, placing him on probation for three years and requiring him to complete 40 hours of community service.

During his sentencing hearing, Thomas told the judge he knows he knows he screwed up and it will never happen again.

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