Connecticut man sentenced for possessing marijuana in jail.

June 18, 2019

Joshua Freitas with attorney Terry Shaw.

Connecticut man sentenced for possessing marijuana in jail.


By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

HART – A 31-year-old Connecticut man with nine felony and 14 misdemeanor convictions in his lifetime was sentenced to 120 days in jail with credit for 120 days served for a felony conviction of prisoner possessing contraband in 27th Circuit Court Monday, June 17.

“You’re very lucky your attorney was able to negotiate that type of sentence,” said Judge Robert D. Springstead to Joshua Adam Freitas of Southbury, Connecticut. “You could have gone to prison. I hope when you’re done with your sentence you go back to Connecticut and leave us alone.”

Freitas told the judge he’s moving to Phoenix, Arizona.

Freitas and Ryan Anthony Munden, 27, of Henryetta, Oklahoma were both serving jail terms for drug convictions arising out of the 2018 Electric Forest Festival in Rothbury.

“The jail staff found marijuana in the jail,” said Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon. “It was found in Munden’s possession. Munden and another inmate claimed it belonged to and was brought in by Josh Freitas. Freitas originally denied this and only admitted to possession.”

Munden was sentenced to four months in jail last month for prisoner possessing contraband. He was serving a one-year jail term for a conviction of delivery/manufacture of methamphetamine. Freitas was serving six months in jail for a conviction of ecstasy/MDMA possession.

Sentencing guidelines in the case are 0-17 months.

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