Ex-College President Sentenced for Pot
Jun. 19, 2003
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) _ A former community college president accused with his wife and children of growing marijuana in their suburban home was sentenced Thursday to two years probation.
David England, 50, and his wife, Donna, 49, also were ordered to perform 100 hours of community service.
They were arrested March 12 after a police search of their home found baggies of marijuana worth about $2,500, as well as trays of marijuana seedlings. David England's lawyer, William Kutmus, said it was for the family's own recreational use and wasn't intended to be sold.
At the time, David England was president of Des Moines Area Community College. He later resigned from the $183,750-a-year job.
England and his wife both pleaded guilty April 27 to possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and failure to affix an Iowa drug tax stamp. They could have faced 5 years in prison on each count. The judge instead granted a deferred judgment, meaning the charges will be erased from their records if they successfully complete probation.
The couple's 23-year-old daughter and 17-year-old son also entered pleas and were sentenced to probation.