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Husband, Wife Sentenced

A husband and wife from Swanton were sentenced on charges of illegal cultivation of marijuana in Fulton County Common Pleas Court, Wednesday, Feb. 24.

Scott Haselman, Fulton County prosecuting attorney, said Douglas Johnson, 54, and his wife, Stephanie, 39, were both sentenced on charges of illegal cultivation of marijuana. They were found to be growing marijuana on July 13.

Each was sentenced to six days at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio, with credit for time served. Both were placed on community control for two years, fined $250, and were ordered to be evaluated for drug treatment and complete all recommendations.

Both had their driver licenses suspended for six months, but Douglas was granted driving privileges. Douglas was also ordered to stay out of bars and taverns, and was ordered not to consume or possess alcohol.

Stephanie was ordered to pay all prosecution costs, and to seek and maintain employment.

Both were indicted by a Fulton County grand jury on Sept. 21, 2015, on one count of illegal cultivation of marijuana. Stephanie was also indicted on an additional count of aggravated possession of drugs, but that charge was dropped.

Both entered guilty pleas in November 2015.

If they fail to comply with the conditions of their sentence, Stephanie could spend up to 12 months in prison; Douglas could be sentenced to 18 months.

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