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Helpful suspect sentenced

Marcus D. Ulloth, 19, who was arrested on marijuana charges after he allowed deputies to search his Pullman apartment and cell phone March 11, was sentenced Friday to 30 days in jail but allowed to work off the sentence with public service work.

Chief Deputy Prosecutor Dan LeBeau told the court Friday the state opted to drop one of two charges, possession with intent to sell, because Ulloth was so cooperative after his initial arrest.

“You’re a police officer’s dream,” Judge David Frazier commented. The judge said he can’t recall a defendant who has been that cooperative when faced with an arrest.

According to the arrest report, Ulloth was stopped last March 10 near Steptoe after a deputy recorded the vehicle he was driving going more than 70 miles an hour. The deputy reported he detected the odor of marijuana in the car, and Ulloth eventually handed over a baggie of marijuana. The deputy then asked if Ulloth had any more marijuana at his residence, and he later showed them five gallon buckets, each containing multiple plastic baggies containing marijuana.

The discarded “intent to sell” charge allegedly evolved from messages officers discovered on Ulloth’s cell phone.


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