Olympic Medalist Gets 4 Months for Selling Pot

From Times staff reports

Olympic gold medalist Justin Huish must serve four months in jail after pleading no contest to a felony charge that he sold marijuana out of his Simi Valley home.

The 1996 archery champion could have received up to three years in prison. But citing Huish's lack of a criminal record, Ventura County Superior Court Judge Herbert Curtis on Wednesday decided on the lesser sentence.

Prosecutors said they were satisfied, noting that Huish, 25, seemed remorseful. He must report to jail July 11.

Huish, who pleaded no contest last month, was arrested Feb. 15, 2000, after police witnessed an apparent drug deal outside his home.

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