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Jul 11, 2012

He forgot to pay fine and busted again on marijuana charges

Ryan Young

Police made an early morning bust at an apartment building on the corner of Baymen Avenue and Saint Joseph Street. Four persons, including two minors, were arrested and charged with Drug Trafficking for one hundred and thirty-three grams of cannabis found during the search. But by the end of the arraignment, twenty-three year old Ryan Garcia and the two minors were freed because twenty-seven year old Ryan Young pleaded guilty to the charge. Senior Magistrate Sharon Frazer sentenced him to three years in prison and fined him ten thousand dollars to be paid by September thirtieth. Young was both fined and confined because this is his second conviction for drug related offenses. In 2007, he pleaded guilty to possession and was fined two hundred and five dollars, which was never paid. For that, an additional two months was added to his current sentence. The search took place at around nine o’clock this morning and the weed was found inside the mail box attached to the gate. Police say Young also had a gram of weed in his hand and he was read an additional charge of possession of a controlled drug. He pleaded not guilty to that charge, claiming that police planted the weed on him. That case continues on September nineteenth.

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