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Two sentenced for Douglas County marijuana grow

Two Parkland residents who admitted growing marijuana plants on their property must pay fines, but will receive no jail time.

Daniel George Parker, 53, and Stacey Ann Marie Lopez, 43, were each charged initially in Douglas County Circuit Court with party to manufacturing marijuana.

Lopez pleaded no contest last week to an amended charge of possession of marijuana and was sentenced to pay a fine and court costs of $563.

Parker pleaded no contest last week to the felony manufacturing charge. A two-year deferred judgment of conviction was entered. If Parker does not commit any new crimes and keeps his contact information updated at the Clerk of Courts Office through Sept. 7, 2019, the charge would be amended to possession of drug paraphernalia and he would be ordered to pay a fine and court costs.

According to the criminal complaint:

Douglas County Sheriff's Sgt. Cory Knutson was called to Parker's residence in Parkland for a reported disturbance Sept. 25, 2016. During the call, Knutson found 33 marijuana plants growing in the woods behind the house. Lopez and Parker admitted growing the marijuana for personal use.

Deputies also found a shoebox containing 26 grams of marijuana.