A Kennewick man is going to prison for a year for selling marijuana to a Park Middle School student.
The sentencing for Justin Demario Dixon came one week after the 22-year-old pleaded guilty to one count of unlawfully delivering a controlled substance to a person under age 18.
The standard range for his crime is four years and three months to five years and eight months, however both sides recommended an exceptional sentence down.
He didn't have any felony criminal history before this case, court documents show.
Kennewick police searched Dixon's apartment in April 2011 after several students at the West 10th Avenue school were caught on campus with pot, or reported witnessing deals being made. The students ranged in age from 11 to 13.
Information led police to Dixon, who had "a quantity of marijuana" in his nearby home. At the time, he denied selling pot but told officers he was in the apartment during the sale, documents said.
Dixon must report to the jail by June 13 to be transferred to the Washington Department of Corrections.