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Dawn Matthews, Sawyer, receives deferred sentence for growing marijuana plants

Dawn Marie Matthews, 51, Sawyer, received a deferred imposition of sentence for two years for growing marijuana plants in her residence in April.

Judge Gary Lee placed her on two years of unsupervised probation, ordered her to obtain a chemical dependency evaluation, and ordered her to pay $775 in court costs. She was given credit for six days served in the Ward County Jail.

The state dismissed a possession of Class A misdemeanor drug paraphernalia charge against Matthews.

Police discovered three marijuana plants and paraphernalia when they responded to a domestic altercation at the residence on April 20.

Co-defendant Ronald Dean Drager, Sawyer, is charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana, a Class B felony, Class A misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, and Class B misdemeanor simple assault – domestic violence.

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