man sentenced on marijuana charges
November 18, 2008 | A Lewiston man was sentenced in
1st District Court Monday on two accounts of possessing
and distributing marijuana.
Jerry Jack Bird, 26, was arrested Nov. 30 last year
for using and selling controlled substance within 1,000
feet of a church.
Bird pleaded his case to Judge Thomas L. Willmore.
"I know I have done something wrong," Bird said. "I
have already started thinking about making changes in
Defense Attorney Rhome Zabriskie said, "I asked Bird
if there was anything spectacular he wanted to share,
and he said, 'I don't have any excuses. I find comfort
and solace in drugs.'"
Bird was sentenced to 365 days in the county jail,
a fine of $1,850, and the possibility of 0-5 years in
prison. He is required to get his GED through the classes
offered at the jail, and is also required to receive
"This involves distribution," Willmore said. "It is
very serious. You better get the help you need."