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Marijuana Grower Pleads Guilty, Sentenced in Summit County Court

Cuyahoga Falls Police Narcotics Unit officers arrested David Weir last August for growing several of the illegal plants in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

David A. Weir, 50, of Cleveland, was sentenced to two years of community control, or probation, after he was caught with 20 marijuana plants last August in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. 

Weir admitted to growing the illegal plants in December, pled guilty and was sentenced on Jan. 31 by Judge Alison McCarty in the Summit County Court of Common Pleas, according to April Wiesner, chief spokeswoman of the Summit County Prosecutor's Office. 

Weir was charged with cultivation of marijuana, a third-degree felony; however, a possession of marijuana charge, also a third-degree felony, was dropped against him, reports the Falls News-Press. 

The plants, which were outfitted with an irrigation system, were located near Bath Road and Riverview Road when the Cuyahoga Falls Police Narcotics Unit found them this past summer.

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