John Keough, 42, of Bridgewater Center, struck a plea deal in September of 2012 that saw the original felony count of marijuana possession that had been filed against him earlier this year after troopers seized 99 plants and nearly nine pounds of freshly harvested pot from the basement of his cabin amended down to a set of three misdemeanor marijuana possessions.
At the time of Keough’s arrest, troopers described the indoor hydroponic growing operation they discovered after responding to a call to his residence as one of “top two” most sophisticated operations that has ever been discovered in Windsor County.
Under the terms of the plea agreement Keough paid $2,148 in fines and surcharges and was sentenced to zero-to-six months with all of that jail time suspended. Keough was placed on probation through March 2014 with a special condition that his probation officer be authorized to communicate with Keough’s doctors to confirm the validity of any medical condition if Keough chooses to apply for continued access to the regulated drug through the state’s medical marijuana registry.
John Keough, Jr. was arrested March 17, 2012, according to state police reports.