SALEM, MA—Richard Watson, 51, of Salem was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to heroin distribution, according to a report by the Salem News. sentenced to two years in jail Tuesday, after pleading guilty to Heroin distribution.
I guess the psychic business was not paying well, so the well known Wiccan priest decided to sell drugs instead. I also suppose, he did not do so well there either.
Richard Watson, 51, of 100 Bridge St., was shaking as he stood to hear a Salem Superior Court clerk read his sentence: 21/2 years in jail, two of which he must serve, with the balance suspended for three years, during which he will be on supervised probation.
The sentence was the result of a plea agreement reached between his lawyer and prosecutor Christina Ronan, and was imposed by Judge David Lowy.
Watson had originally been charged with trafficking in heroin, but the charge was reduced to possession of heroin with intent to distribute as a result of the plea agreement.
“He’s sorry for what he’s done and takes responsibility for his actions,” said his attorney, Janis Stanziani
Watson and a second man, Javier Pena-Abreu, were arrested last August following an investigation into suspected drug activity at Watson’s apartment, Ronan told the judge. Salem police detectives had obtained a search warrant, and on the afternoon of Aug. 7, went in to conduct a search after seeing Pena-Abreu pull up to the house.
Inside, Watson and Pena-Abreu were sitting at a kitchen table with what turned out to be 10 grams of heroin in front of them.