ALGONQUIN – An Algonquin man began his jail sentence Wednesday after being convicted of growing marijuana plants.
James P. Martin, 35, of the 800 block of Oceola Drive, accepted a plea deal Dec. 15 and pleaded guilty to producing between 50 and 200 marijuana plants. He was sentenced to 164 days in the McHenry County Jail and 32 months of probation. Martin’s sentence allowed him serve a portion of his sentence outside the jail.
He was ordered to pay $3,950 and complete 100 hours of community service, according to sentencing information filed with the McHenry County circuit clerk.
Martin originally faced charges of possession of a controlled substance, manufacturing and delivering marijuana, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to a complaint filed in McHenry County.
Those charges were dismissed as part of the negotiated plea deal.
He is expected to be released March 25, and his probation is scheduled to end June 15, 2020.