Former OSU pitcher sentenced on drug charges
BY SAMANTHA VICENT World Correspondent
Saturday, January 12, 2013
1/12/13 at 5:01 AM
STILLWATER - Former Oklahoma State pitcher Gabe Weidenaar will not serve prison time for three felony drug convictions, Payne County Judge Phillip Corley decided Friday.
Weidenaar, 24, received two 10-year suspended sentences and a 30-day jail sentence with credit for time served Friday morning. He was released from custody on a recognizance bond Dec. 17 and will not face any more jail time. He must also pay a $1,000 fine, pay a drug fund fee and court costs, as well as complete 50 hours of community service. Weidenaar will be supervised by the Payne County District Attorney's Office for two years and must submit to drug tests, as well as complete a drug and alcohol evaluation, court records show.
He was arrested with three others, including former football player Jarrod Fields, on April 29 for possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute, conspiracy to commit a felony, possession of a controlled drug without a tax stamp and possession of drug paraphernalia. Police said he mailed at least four pounds of marijuana to his house and that Weidenaar was arrested after postal inspector Al Chapa performed a controlled delivery of the packages.
Weidenaar posted a $200,000 bond April 30 and was removed from the baseball team soon after his arrest. Fields will appear in court to answer a related marijuana possession charge at 10:30 a.m. Monday.
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