Roulette Woman Sentenced for Growing Pot

COUDERSPORT – A Roulette woman has been sentenced to jail for growing marijuana in her home.

Wendy Kay Manning, 45, of Roulette, was sentenced to a total of 6 to 23 1/2 months in jail for one count of Conspiracy(F), two counts of Manufacture, Deliver or Possess with Intent to Deliver(F), and Possession of a Controlled Substance(M).

She was also sentenced to two years of probation, to run consecutive to her jail sentence.

Manning was arrested in January of 2010 after State Police served a search warrant on her Maple Street home looking for stolen prescription medication. Although police say they did not find the stolen drugs, they did discover 8 marijuana plants, as well as various related items and paraphernalia throughout the home. At the time of the search, police say Manning admitted to knowledge of the plants and told police to talk to her husband about them.

In addition to probation and jail, Manning was ordered to perform 50 hours of community service, reimburse a crime lab $743, subject to a drug and alcohol evaluation, and pay a $250 DNA testing fee.

Manning is ordered to begin her jail sentence in February of 2013. Court records did not indicate a reason for the postponement of her incarceration date.

Manning was represented by Jarret R. Smith, Esq., who was appointed by the court as a public defender. The case was prosecuted by District Attorney Andy Watson’s office. Judge Stephen Minor heard the case.

 


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