Vaughn Gene Appling received a 10-year sentence for the offense of the manufacturing of marijuana Feb. 6. His sentence may be served on probation.
The plea was entered under the first offender act, which means if he successfully completes his probation, he will not have a felony record.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Wright Barksdale, who told the court that Appling was growing marijuana in his back yard.
The defendant was represented by attorney William Noland.
Superior Court Judge James Cline accepted the plea and asked Appling if he was an agriculture teacher.
The judge also remarked that, if plants are not harvested, it is not a successful season, and asked the defendant if he had crop insurance.
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