Monterey Man Pleads Guilty to Marijuana Charges

 A Monterey man pleaded guilty to marijuana charges and was sentenced in Starke Circuit Court on Wednesday morning.

Roland Minix, 49, pleaded guilty to charges of possession of marijuana under 30 grams and possession of marijuana with a prior conviction.

The two charges merged into one when he was sentenced. Judge Kim Hall accepted his plea agreement with the state to a term of 24 months in the Indiana Department of Corrections with 12 months suspended to be served on probation. The remainder of his sentence was permitted to be served on daily reporting home detention through Starke County Community Corrections.

He will also attend drug treatment programs as recommended by Starke County Community Corrections.