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Jonathan Zupkus Gets 10 Days In Jail For 10 Pounds Of Marijuana

An Illinois man caught driving through South Dakota with 10 pounds of marijuana in his car was ordered to serve 10 days in jail, although the felony possession could have earned him up to 15 years in prison.

Jonathan Zupkus, 37, of east central Donovan, Ill. pleaded guilty to possessing more than 10 pounds of the drug after being arrested Aug. 26 during a routine traffic stop near Rapid City, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Judge Jeff Davis of the 7th Circuit Court " target="_hplink">granted Zupkus' request for a suspended imposition of sentence, which will eventually seal the felony arrest, according to the Rapid City Journal. Zupkus requested the suspension because he frequently works as a "figure model" in schools.

Davis sentenced Zupkus to 90 days in jail, but gave him credit for six days previously served, suspending all but 10 days, the Journal reports. Zupkus must also complete obtain a sponsor at Narcotics Anonymous, complete a chemical dependency evaluation and submit to random drug testing.