An Aberdeen man was sent to prison Monday after admitting to a pot possession charge.
Joseph L. Block, 40, pleaded guilty to possession of more than 8 ounces but less than a pound of marijuana. He was sentenced to five years in prison, with half the term suspended, and fined $150. The crime is a felony punishable by as much as five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
Block also pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors - drunken driving and domestic simple assault. On the drunken driving charge, he was sentenced to a day in jail and must pay $175 in fines and fees. On the assault charge, he was sentenced to two days in jail and fined $100.
Each of the misdemeanors is punishable by as much as a year in jail and a $2,000 fine.
Prescription drug charge
Jamie A. Huber, 28, of Aberdeen pleaded guilty to improperly obtaining the prescription painkiller Oxycodone. She will not be sentenced until a presentence investigation is finished.
The crime is a felony punishable by as much as 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.
Third DUI charge
Timothy S. Thurston, 41, of Aberdeen entered a not guilty plea to a third drunken driving charge in a 10-year span. The crime is a felony punishable by as much as two years in prison and a $4,000 fine.