A 19-year-old man was sentenced to 30 days in jail for growing 39 marijuana plants inside his Pasco apartment.
Frank Murillo IV entered an Alford plea this week to unlawful manufacture of marijuana.
The plea in Franklin County Superior Court means he denied committing the crime, but believed prosecutors had enough evidence to convict him and wanted to take advantage of an offer.
He was given credit for having served the time while the case was pending.
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Court documents show that July 16, a Pasco police officer was sent to a South Owen Avenue apartment for a 911 hang-up call. A resident gave the officer a name that Officer Chad Pettijohn, listening on the police radio, recognized as Murillo's brother.
Pettijohn reportedly knew Murillo was wanted on a warrant, so he drove to the apartment and discovered the resident was Murillo giving the wrong name, documents said. He was arrested.
That's when Pettijohn noted "a strong and obvious odor of unburned marijuana" coming from Murillo's apartment. The other officer said he too could smell marijuana.
Police got a search warrant and found the plants, in addition to growing equipment, several different containers of pot, numerous smoking devices and an electronic scale, court documents said.
He reportedly admitted that the pot, paraphernalia and plants were his and he didn't have authorization from a doctor to use marijuana or grow it for someone else.
His criminal history includes a 2008 conviction for residential burglary.