Saturday, May 25, 2013
Kennebec County Superior Court
Kennebec Journal Staff
AUGUSTA -- A Waterville man who told police he was growing and processing marijuana for about six months in his residence near the Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers pleaded guilty this week to two drug charges.
Jared D. Bouchard, 30, was sentenced to five years in jail, with all but five months suspended, and two years of probation. He pleading guilty to aggravated cultivation of marijuana -- between five and 100 plants -- and aggravated furnishing of scheduled drugs.
The offenses occurred Nov. 17, 2011, in Waterville.
Assistant District Attorney James Mitchell Jr. said the offense was "aggravated" because it occurred within 1,000 feet of a school or safe zone.
He was fined $800 and forfeited $444.
Other defendants were sentenced in separate hearings this week in Kennebec County Superior Court: