Four Sentenced for Possessing Marijuana at BLM Campground
BOISE – Sophia J. Salzano, 20, Valerie M. Garza, 20, Britnee E. Wilson, 20, and Douglas S. Clements, II, 23, were sentenced in United States District Court for possession of marijuana on public lands, a class A misdemeanor, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced today. The defendants were sentenced to pre-judgment probation. If they successfully complete the terms of the probation they can ask the court to dismiss the case against them.
Salzano and Garza, both of Boise, and Wilson, of Meridian, Idaho, each received one year of probation and were fined $500, which can be reduced to $300 if they perform 80 hours of community service.
On September 27, 2011, Salzano, Garza, and Wilson were convicted by a federal jury following a one-day trial. According to court testimony and evidence presented at trial, on May 8, 2011, the defendants were in possession of marijuana at Short's Bar, a Bureau of Land Management campground located in Idaho County. The four were charged in a one-count information filed on August 1.
Clements, of Ontario, Oregon, pled guilty on September 27. He was ordered to serve six months of probation and pay a $300 fine.
The case was investigated by the Bureau of Land Management.
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