CLINTON — A Sabula man has been granted a suspended sentence for a felony drug charge.
Michael D. Marburger, 27, appeared Thursday in Clinton County District Court for sentencing for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, namely methamphetamine, a Class C felony. District Court Judge Nancy Tabor ordered a sentence of incarceration not to exceed 10 years be suspended. A $1,000 fine was suspended.
Marburger was placed on probation for three years. Conditions of probation include obtaining mental health and substance abuse evaluations and completing any recommended treatment, completing the Residential Corrections Facility program and other conditions set by the probation officer. Charges of failure to affix a drug stamp and possession of a controlled substance, marijuana, first offense, were dismissed at sentencing with costs assessed to the State.
According to the affidavit, at 11:05 a.m. April 4, officers were dispatched to the Wild Rose Casino to assist with a domestic disturbance. An officer upon arrival made contact with a special agent who informed the officer they had detained Marburger on a Jackson County warrant.
Special agents located a clear small bag containing a crystallized substance in a cigarette pack Marburger was holding during a search incident to arrest. Marburger stated the substance was methamphetamine. Marburger provided the agents a pill bottle from his backpack containing a green leafy substance that appeared to be marijuana. The suspected methamphetamine weighed 1.6 grams with packaging. The marijuana with a pill bottle weighed 13.2 grams. Marburger was transported to the Clinton County Jail.