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Va. judge sentenced for pot possession

Monday - 9/10/2012, 3:26pm  ET

WOODSTOCK, Va. - A substitute judge in Virginia's Shenandoah County has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for growing marijuana on his property.

James H. Allamong Jr. was sentenced Monday under a plea agreement that reduced the initial charges from a felony to a misdemeanor. He admitted to marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Allamong appeared in a Woodstock courtroom before a retired Arlington County judge, Paul Sheridan. Sheridan also fined Allamong $500, ordered two years' of probation and 200 hours of community service.

The Arlington judge sentenced after judges in the 26th Judicial District recused themselves from the case

The Daily News Record of Harrisonburg ( http://bit.ly/PbLoWC) said Allamong was arrested on Oct. 5, 2011, after police discovered 41 marijuana plants growing on his property.

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Information from: Daily News-Record, http://www.dnronline.com


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