Man sentenced for pot in park

ACADIA NATIONAL PARK — United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Alexander J. Batson, 22, of Bangor, was sentenced recently to two years of probation and fined $1,000 for possessing marijuana. Batson pleaded guilty to the charge on February 6, 2014.

The sentence was handed down by U.S. District Court by Magistrate Judge John C. Nivison.

According to court records, on May 27, 2014, rangers at Acadia National Park spotted an open container of alcohol in Batson’s car.

The rangers located Batson, who confirmed the vehicle and open container belonged to him.

Batson also admitted to having marijuana and consented to a search of his car. The search revealed 63 grams of marijuana, an electronic scale, several plastic bags, and $3,200 in cash, all belonging to the defendant.  Batson admitted that he sold marijuana.

The investigation was conducted by the National Park Service.

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