Updated: July 15, 2013 7:58PM
Probation for 14 pounds of pot
Two Minnesota men who admitted they had about 14 pounds of marijuana in their car when police stopped them for speeding were sentenced to 18 months on probation for possession of marijuana.
Joshua Cam Ky, 47, of Shakopee, Minn., was the passenger in a Ford SUV and Cuong Hoang Tang, 36, of Farmington, Minn., was the driver when Indiana State Police pulled them over on Dec. 1, 2011 on Interstate 90 westbound in Hammond.
Police found about 14 pounds of marijuana in two cardboard boxes.
If the men comply with the terms of their probation, which will be served in Minnesota, they can ask the judge to reduce their felony conviction to a misdemeanor.
Pot at truck stop
nets man 30 days
A 29-year-old North Carolina man was sentenced Thursday in Lake Superior Court to 120 days in Lake County Jail for misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
Jermaine Markee Bunch, of Roper, N.C., admitted he had a marijuana blunt, less than 30 grams, in his possession on April 21 at the Denny’s – Flyin’ J Truck Stop, 1401 Ripley St., Lake Station, where officers were called on a disturbance report and pulled over Bunch.
Charges of escape, a class C felony, and misdemeanor disorder conduct were dismissed.
With credit for good behavior, Bunch has six days left to serve in the sentence issued by judge pro tem Michael Lambert.
Man sentenced for domestic battery
A Cedar Lake man was sentenced for domestic battery in a 2011 incident involving his wife.
Leslie Maurice Falk, 42, was ordered to serve six months in custody, followed by 30 months on probation for the May 6, 2011, crime. Falk admitted he, his wife and his 4-year-old were at the family home in the 6800 block of 128th Avenue in Cedar Lake when he put his hands on his wife’s neck in the living room and squeezed. The couple’s child was present during the incident. Falk also admitted he fired a gun in the living room, but neither his wife nor child were injured. The bullet lodged in the wall above the woman’s head.
Falk had faced 20 to 50 years on the attempted murder charge, which was dismissed along with charges of unlawful possession of a handgun by a serious violent felon, two counts of criminal recklessness, strangulation, two counts of intimidation, neglect, attempted battery and interfering with reporting a crime.