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A 26-year-old man who was suspected of dealing marijuana and possessing pills was given a suspended sentence following a plea deal.
An investigation by the Tri-Rivers Drug Task Force and the James City County Police revealed the suspect, Nigel Eustace, had more than a half ounce but less than five pounds of marijuana and a small amount of oxycodone pills in his apartment in the 100 block of Stratford Road.
After executing a search warrant and finding the drugs and drug paraphernalia in the apartment, police arrested Eustace.
On Tuesday, Eustace’s felony possession of a schedule I or II substance was reduced to a misdemeanor charge of possessing drug paraphernalia, and his felony charge of possession with intent to distribute marijuana was dropped.
Eustace received 12 months in jail with all the time suspended on the misdemeanor charge.
Shenell Denise Brooks, another person facing a felony possession of a schedule I or II drug who was suspected with Eustace of having the oxycodone pills, is scheduled for a hearing to determine her attorney June 5.