Jaffrey: Plea deal in drug case 

  • Christopher Smith

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Thursday, December 29, 2016 9:58AM

A Massachusetts man arrested in July after driving in Jaffrey with two marijuana plants and other drug paraphernalia in his car will face suspended jail time and fines, according to court documents.

Christopher Smith, 34, of Winchendon, recently pleaded guilty at the Cheshire Superior Court to charges of transportation of drugs in a motor vehicle and operating without a valid license.

As a part of a plea deal, Smith received 12 months of jail time and a $310 fine, both suspended for five years. Smith will also have his license revoked for six months.

As a part of his plea, charges of disobeying an officer and controlled drug: acts prohibited were not carried forward.

Smith was recognized by police while driving near the River Street Market on July 27 at 7:03 p.m., and promptly stopped the vehicle after it was realized that he had been found guilty on DWI charges several weeks prior, according to police records.

During the stop, police noticed the smell of alcohol and marijuana coming from the car.

Smith was known to police because he had recently been found guilty of charges stemming from a Jan. 10 Jaffrey arrest. Smith was found guilty of DWI, possession of controlled/narcotic drugs, and operating without a valid license on June 23 at the 8th Circuit Court in Jaffrey.

Nicholas Handy can be reached at 924-7172 ext. 235 or nhandy@ledgertranscript.com. He is also on Twitter @nhandyMLT.