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Man gets year for drug trade

"A 21-year-old Oak Harbor man was recently sentenced to prison for trading drugs with an undercover officer.Joshua Allen Ford pleaded guilty to conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance, methamphetamine, in Island County Superior Court Aug. 18.Judge Alan Hancock sentenced Ford to one year and one day in prison for the crime. The charge carries a standard sentence range of anywhere between zero days to one year in jail, plus Ford earned a six-month deadly weapons enhancement because he was caught with a large knife.According to the report written by Oak Harbor Police Sgt. Tim Sterkel, who is the department’s drug enforcement officer, Ford and a woman met an undercover agent and an informant at the Coachman Inn Aug. 9, 1999, in order to trade methamphetamine for LSD.Ford gave the officer several baggies of meth in exchange for 100 blotters of LSD. But when Ford wanted to use the LSD, the police swarmed in and arrested him and the woman.Ford told police that he purchased the meth from “Hell’s Angels in Canada.” "

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