Dennis Byron Ashbrook, La Porte, Ind., pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful export of marijuana items and was sentenced to 12 months of bench probation scheduled to end Feb. 11, 2022, and $2,850 in fines. The rest of the charges were dismissed.
Ashbrook was initially charged with one count of unlawful exporting of marijuana items, one count of unlawful delivery of marijuana, one count of unlawful possession of marijuana by a person age 21 years or older, one count of criminal conspiracy and one count of unlawful manufacture of marijuana.
On Thursday, Oct. 29, an Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper stopped Ashbrook for a speeding violation on Hwy 140 near Tunnel Hill Road. The trooper conducted a search of the vehicle and found a large amount of marijuana, along with a marijuana extraction manufacturing device. Ashbrook was cited and released.
As part of his bench probation Ashbrook will need to inform the court if he changes his address. He must obey all municipal, county, state and federal laws; and forfeit any property seized.
The probation will be discharged upon full payment of the fine and if Ashbrook files a motion to terminate probation.