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Ethan man gets 60 days for distributing pot

An Ethan man will spend 60 days in jail for distributing 1 gram of marijuana in August. Levi Young, 30, sold marijuana to a confidential informant last year and pleaded guilty to the distribution charge in February. Tuesday in Mitchell, Judge Tim...

An Ethan man will spend 60 days in jail for distributing 1 gram of marijuana in August.

Levi Young, 30, sold marijuana to a confidential informant last year and pleaded guilty to the distribution charge in February.

Tuesday in Mitchell, Judge Tim Bjorkman ordered Young to serve 30 days immediately, plus 15 days beginning Dec. 15 and another 15 days beginning April 1, 2014.

Because Young works an overnight shift, Bjorkman agreed Young is able to serve his jail time on his days off, two days each week. He must start the 30 days Wednesday at 7 a.m. He must also pay a $500 fine, $104 in court costs, $81.72 in prosecution costs, repay court appointed attorney fees and be on the 24/7 Sobriety program during probation.

"I'm not looking for leniency for anyone who distributes drugs," Bjorkman said. "I see it in the hands of kids routinely. ... Part of my duty is to send a message to the public of what the court thinks is a fair sentence for distribution and in part to deter you from carrying on like that anymore."

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