Following a change of plea, an Adrian woman will avoid a trial for a marijuana-related felony that took place in November of 2018. 

On Dec. 28, Tonia Marie Ware was sentenced to 12 months of bench probation and also had her license suspended for a misdemeanor charge of reckless driving. Ware’s original charge of unlawful possession of a marijuana item was dismissed.  

Originally, Ware pleaded not guilty to her charges on Sept. 4. A one-day trial had been scheduled for Monday.

Ware was originally pulled over on Oct. 17, 2018 for a driving complaint. According to a case log from State Police, she was pulled over near milepost 371 on Interstate 84 in the eastbound lanes for failing to drive within her lane.

Ware was evaluated for driving under the influence, “but no probable cause for a DUII arrest was developed.” However, during a “probable cause search for marijuana” Ware, according to the case log, was “found to be in possession of over 21 lbs of usable marijuana and was unable to furnish any proof of a grower card or a medical card.”

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