A Hillsboro man was convicted of drug charges Tuesday and was sentenced to three years on probation with a special condition: He cannot own any animals.
Ryan Eugene Bosma, 21, of Hillsboro, was arrested by Corvallis police on April 4 for delivery and possession of Ecstasy and marijuana. He pleaded guilty Tuesday in Benton County Circuit Court to the delivery of Ecstasy and delivery of a schedule one controlled substance, LSD. The marijuana charges were dismissed as a part of the plea deal.
The arrests were made by the Corvallis Street Crimes Unit, comprised of personnel from the Benton County Sheriff’s Office and the Corvallis Police Department, after Bosma sold the drugs to undercover agents.
Officers in the unit had planned to also buy LSD from Bosma, but Bosma told an undercover agent that his cat ate it and had died.
That’s why prosecutors on Tuesday insisted on the “no-animals” stipulation in the sentence, said Deputy District Attorney Chris Stringer.
“We wanted to make sure that no future animals were harmed,” he said.
Stringer said that because the incident with the cat occurred outside of Benton County, Bosma could not be charged for the death of the animal.
Gazette-Times | Posted: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 11:30 am