Medical marijuana advocate Shona Banda was sentenced on Friday to 12 months of mail-in probation after being convicted in August of possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to manufacture, a level-five drug felony, following approval of a plea agreement.

Banda appeared in Finney County District Court Friday before 25th Judicial District Chief Judge Wendel Wurst, who sentenced her according to standard sentencing guidelines.

Banda will be allowed to check in with her probation officer on a mail-in basis from Spokane, Wash., where she now resides.

Should Banda violate her probation, she would serve 11 months in prison and have a post-release supervision period of 12 months.

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Mark Minton ~ Garden City Telegram

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