San Angelo Man Caught with 54 Pounds of the Devil's Lettuce Gets Deferred Adjudication

 

SAN ANGELO, TX – A San Angelo man will spend the next ten years on deferred adjudication probation for possessing 54 pounds of marijuana after pleading guilty to a third degree felony Tuesday. 

ZZYZX Benjamin Anglin Jr., 20, took a plea deal offered by the District Attorney's office avoiding prison time if he can meet the terms of his probation for ten years. 

San Angelo police found 54 lbs of marijuana in a house across the street from Lamar Elementary School in southwest San Angelo on May 3, 2018.  

Records indicate the house is owned by Anglin's parents who are also facing felony drug possession charges. 

According to court documents, a separate offense will not be prosecuted and a criminal mischief charge was dismissed as part of the plea bargain.  

A confidential informant told police he had purchased marijuana from Anglin at the house.  

Disrict Judge Ben Woodward accepted the D.A.'s plea recommendation and placed Anglin on deferred adjudication probation. 

The conditions of his probation include no drugs or alcohol for ten years; he must attend AA or NA meetings twice a week for ten years, he must pay a $60 per month probation fee; he must pay a $180 lab fee and a $2,500 fine.  Anglin was also ordered to get a job and to stay in the state of Texas.  He must also perform 160 hours of community service and stay away from schools and must obey a curfew from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Anglin will be subjected to random drug and alcohol testing for the duration of the ten years probation.  

Anglin was originally facing a second degree felony possession charge which is punishable by two to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.  

 

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I'll wager he doesn't come close to meeting the terms.......

San Angelo seems to like to give everyone a slap on the wrist and put them right back out on the streets. wonder if his parents will get off easy too

Have they checked if he's sent any photos of himself to anyone's phone, in a "discernibly turgid state"?

He'd be doing some hard time (pun intended).

J. L., Wed, 09/11/2019 - 16:53

I guess all the other comments that were here yesterday were deleted. But I will take my chances. First, I do not know any of these people. I would of thought he would of received some jail time but if you will follow the daily jail log that you have emailed to you every morning you will find that several are in and out of jail sometimes 2 times a week if not more, all for the same crimes and they post bond and get out. Our systems sucks. Follow the jail log through email and I promise you will understand what I am writing. On top of that he took a plea deal to keep himself out of jail and I am guessing it was allowed if it's his first offense. But if the probation department will keep up with him I feel sure at some point he will get revoked. If he's smart at all he will do the 10 years and start a new life now otherwise we will see his name again.

You're not the first person I've seen complain of deleted rants, I've never noticed this phenomenon and it makes me wonder, considering I've engaged in enough back and forth here to be deleted, banned, and probably charged criminally. Are the comments really being deleted Joe? Some people are wondering.

Unless he no longer lives with Mom and Dad, he's already in violation of one of the conditions of his probation.

The house SAL showed in the original story where they got caught is right on the corner of Southwest and Twin Mountain,next to Lamar Elementary.

We'll see, as young as he is, I'm not sure he's got all the stupid out of his system yet, but he has been given a fair shot at it.

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