FOREST CITY | A 21-year-old who admitted to giving his roommate $200 to help him start a venture selling marijuana to Waldorf University students has been given probation.
Isaiah P. Craig, who now lives in Apple Valley, Minnesota, was given a deferred judgment Friday after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit a felony.
He was put on probation for five years. He also must pay a $750 civil penalty
In a Sept. 11 written guilty plea, Craig admitted that he gave co-defendant Jonah P. Remker, 24, $200 to start selling marijuana to other Waldorf students.
Both were juniors at Waldorf at the time. They also were members of the university's track team.
Craig and Remker were arrested after a search warrant was executed on March 19 at the apartment they shared in the 100 block of Bob Johnson Drive, according to the Forest City Police Department.
Police found more than 42.5 grams, or about a tenth of a pound, of marijuana in a closet in Remker's room, plus a hand-written agreement signed by three people listed under aliases, according to a criminal complaint.
Police say the agreement states how much each person was to receive from drug sales.
Remker allegedly admitted to signing the agreement under an alias, stating the two others gave him start-out money for his dealing.
Police say Craig also admitted to being one of those who signed the agreement.
Remker, who now lives in Owatonna, Minnesota, has pleaded guilty to felony marijuana possession with intent to deliver. He is to be sentenced on Dec. 14.