Windsor lawyer gets a break on drug charges

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A lawyer facing felony marijuana possession charges is going to get a chance to clear her record. And Vermont’s attorney general isn’t happy about it.

The case of Martha Davis was referred to the court diversion program. If she successfully completes the program, she will have no criminal record.

Windsor County State’s Attorney Robert Sand, who has publicly advocated relaxing drug laws and making decriminalizing marijuana possession, says it’s the appropriate way to deal with Davis’ case.

The 61-year-old Davis, who lives in Windsor, was charged earlier this year after game wardens looking for a dead deer found marijuana growing on her property. A subsequent search of her home found 2 1/2 pounds of marijuana.

Sand says it’s typical for first-time marijuana offenders in Windsor County to be sent to the court diversion program.

But state Attorney General William Sorrell says it sends a bad message to let someone accused of having that much marijuana get off so easily.

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