Marijuana defendant given discretionary jail term

'What I did was dumb,' defendants tells judge.
Cary Ashby
Feb 21, 2013


A Mansfield man convicted of selling marijuana was ordered Wednesday to pay $40 in restitution to the New London Police Department.

Cody L. Catania, 31, who also was fined $250, could face 90 days in the Huron County Jail. Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway ordered that the defendant's probation officer could impose the sentence at his or her discretion.

Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Richard Woodruff recommended a 60-day sentence on the work release program, but didn't oppose the "discretionary time" since Catania is being driven to his Mansfield job.

On Jan. 4, Catania pleaded guilty to trafficking in marijuana for a June 1 incident.

"What I did was dumb," he said Wednesday.

As part of a plea deal, the state dismissed two similar charges in connection with incidents on June 13 and 19.

If Catania violates the terms of his three years of probation, he faces one year in prison.


swiss family

Oh good another PLEA deal... surprise... surprise!!!


seems like sentence varies for different people. why not impose a weekend treatment program. Someone should start one. If they have work release they should still be put in treatment on times they are not working.

Brock Lee

i sell drugs i so sorry juge let me go


he forgot how dumb he was