Man gets prison, $15,000 fine for growing pot
SHINGLEHOUSE – A Shinglehouse man has been sentenced to 3 – 5 years in state prison for growing marijuana.
Adam C. Packer, age 28, was sentenced in Judge Stephen Minor’s courtroom on September 5.
Packer was arrested in June of 2011 after an agent from the Attorney Generals Office along with Shinglehouse Boro police officer Brad Buchholz visited Packer’s home and obtained enough information from witnesses to procure a search warrant.
As a result, police discovered that Packer and his live-in girlfriend, Courtnie Snider, had been growing marijuana hydroponically. According to police, Snider told them she and Packer had been growing the marijuana for several years and selling it from their home.
Packer was sentenced on 1 count of Manufacture, Deliver or Possession With Intent to Manufacture(F), 1 count of Use/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia(M), and 1 count of Tamper With Physical Evidence(M2). In addition to prison time, Packer was sentenced to a total of 1 year probation to run consecutive with his prison sentence.
He was also ordered to pay court costs, supervision fees, perform 50 hours of community service, reimburse a crime lab $932, and pay a fine of $15,000. Packer will also be required to subject to a drug and alcohol evaluation, attend NA and/or AA meetings, and pay a $250 DNA testing fee.
The case was prosecuted by District Attorney Andy Watson’s office. Packer was represented by Public Defender Brent Petrosky.