Grant Johnson, arrested in December 1987 on charges of vandalizing bulldozers on the Burr Trail, entered into a plea agreement on two drug-related misdemeanors.
Sixth Circuit Court Judge Davis Mower, sitting as judge pro tem for District Judge Don V. Tibbs, sentenced Johnson to 30 days in the county jail and a $1,000 fine. But the judge suspended the jail term and all but $300 of the fine, giving Johnson six months of unsupervised probation.Johnson agreed to forfeit $700 he was carrying at the time of his arrest, while his vehicle, confiscated at the same time, was returned to him.
Defense attorney James Bradshaw said Johnson pleaded guilty to class B misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.
County Attorney Wallace Lee said the county agreed to the plea bargain because of a lack of evidence to proceed with another charge, a third-degree felony charge of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.
Johnson, 33, was arrested and charged with a variety of felony and misdemeanor offenses in connection with bulldozers that were vandalized on the Burr Trail. Repairs cost $57,000.