Man nabbed in Facebook pot sting gets probation

Associated Press

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Fargo man accused of trying to buy marijuana from an undercover police officer who posed as a pot seller on Facebook has been sentenced to 1 ½ years of probation.

The Forum newspaper reports that 21-year-old Benjamin Felch pleaded guilty to felony counts of attempting to possess marijuana with intent to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia, along with a pair of drug-related misdemeanor charges.

Prosecutor Tracy Peters says Felch was given the probation on the first felony charge and that the conviction will be removed from his record if he successfully completes the probation. Felch was sentenced on the other three charges to the 39 days he had already spent in jail.