This article was originally published on GoErie.com by Madeleine O’Neill on July 4, 2018
An 18-year-old man pleaded guilty Tuesday to possessing marijuana and resisting arrest while a student at Erie High School in April.
The defendant, Armond R. Calhoun, received two years of probation during the same hearing. Calhoun pleaded guilty to a second-degree misdemeanor count of resisting arrest and one misdemeanor count each of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a small amount of marijuana.
Erie County Judge Daniel Brabender gave Calhoun credit for about 80 days already served in the Erie County Prison, where he has been held on 10 percent of $10,000 bond while he awaited prosecution in the case.
Brabender also ordered Calhoun to pursue his high school diploma or GED.
Calhoun faced a maximum of three years and 30 days in prison as a result of the plea. A felony count of possession with intent to deliver and misdemeanor counts of defiant trespass and disorderly conduct were withdrawn under an agreement reached with the Erie County District Attorney’s Office at his preliminary hearing in May.
Erie police charged that Calhoun was found in possession of 60 grams of suspected marijuana in two plastic bags while officers took him into custody at Erie High School, 3325 Cherry St., on April 16.
Calhoun began to resist arrest after being told by school officials that he was being suspended and had to leave the building, according to the criminal complaint.
Calhoun had been told to remove his hoodie in the cafeteria, his lawyer, Assistant Public Defender Michael DeJohn, said in court.