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Evansville man gets probation for pot charge
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MONROE - A Evansville man convicted in Green County Circuit Court of possessing $4,000 worth of marijuana with intent to deliver was sentenced last week to three years on probation.

Hunter Ray Palmer, 20, is also ordered to spend 90 days in jail in conjunction with recent misdemeanor convictions out of Rock County of possessing cocaine, bail jumping and making threats via computer message.

The Green County conviction stems from a Feb. 2 traffic stop on Wisconsin 104 at King Road in the Town of Brooklyn.

Officers reported finding 296 grams of marijuana (about two-thirds of a pound) inside a cooler in the red 2007 Town and Country minivan.

The plant buds were divided between 3 gallon-size Ziploc bags labeled "Mr. Nice Guy," "Donnatello 1000" and "Donnatello 1600." Officers also seized a digital scale, grinder and pipe.

Police reports value the seized drug at about $4,000.

Palmer is ordered to maintain sobriety and undergo drug treatment and counseling during his probation. Under a state law that grants leniency to young offenders, the case may be expunged if he successfully completes his probation.

- Katjusa Cisar