LOCKPORT – After a long, strange trip through the criminal justice system, Lewiston marijuana grower and dealer Brian M. Renaud was sentenced Friday to a year in Niagara County Jail for violating the terms of his probation on his latest drug conviction.
Renaud, 34, had pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal possession of marijuana in 2010 for having 3.84 pounds of the drug in his Old Ransomville Road home when police raided it Dec. 15, 2008.
Renaud had served three years in prison after being caught with 31 pounds of pot packaged for sale in his then-home on Callan Drive in a July 2003 raid.
County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas tried to place Renaud on probation on the condition that he move out of state, first to California and then to Pennsylvania, but both arrangements fell through and he ended up on local probation. Renaud violated that with a driving while intoxicated conviction last April in Lewiston.