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.