Plea agreement reached for man caught with 18 pounds of high grade marijuana

YORK – A plea agreement has been reached for a man caught with 18 pounds of high grade marijuana in York County.

Change of plea proceedings were held this past week for Levi Ladwig, 26, of Aurora, Colorado who was caught with bags of marijuana during a traffic stop in York County.

A sergeant with the York County Sheriff’s Department was on regular duty on Interstate 80 when he stopped Ladwig’s vehicle for a traffic violation.

The deputy says in the affidavit filed with the court he could smell an overwhelming odor of air freshener coming from inside the vehicle, and there were multiple suitcases and duffel bags on the back seat.

The sergeant’s canine, Loki, alerted and indicated to the smell of controlled substances coming from inside the vehicle.

During a search of the vehicle, deputies found 18 pounds of marijuana, 224 grams of THC wax, 720 grams of THC gummies and 400 THC tablets.

A check of Ladwig’s criminal history showed charges and convictions for possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver in Utah and Wisconsin.

This past week, he pleaded no contest to attempt of a Class 4 felony, which is a Class 1 misdemeanor. Initially, he was charged with two counts of delivery of a controlled substance, both Class 2A felonies; and having no drug tax stamp, a Class 4 felony.

He is now facing a possible maximum sentence of one year in jail.

Sentencing has been set for Oct. 10 in York County District Court.


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