Sentence for selling pot

A Belpre man was sentenced Thursday in Washington County Common Pleas Court to 120 days in the Washington County Jail for trafficking in marijuana.

Seth E. Harris, 22, of 1222 Lockwood St. C, pleaded guilty Dec. 9 to a fourth-degree felony count of drug trafficking.

The charge was elevated from a fifth- to fourth-degree felony because the trafficking happened in the vicinity of a juvenile, said Washington County Assistant Prosecutor Jared Erb.

When Belpre Police officers responded to Harris’ home March 7 in reference to a domestic violence call, they found a large bag of marijuana as well as 15 small bags of marijuana packed for sale, said Erb.

Also found in the home were more baggies, digital scales, and a grinder for cutting up marijuana.

Harris does not have a prior record, said Erb, so the prosecution agreed to the 120-day sentence.

In addition to jail time, Harris will spend three years on community control. The incident also resulted in a misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct, which Harris pleaded guilty to in Marietta Municipal Court. According to the court website, Harris spent three days in jail on the misdemeanor charge.