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Published: Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 3:40 p.m.

Genitals photo leads to drug trafficking conviction

BOISE, Idaho -- An Arkansas man who said he was promised just over $11,000 to bring 25 pounds of marijuana from Oregon to another state has been sentenced to at least three years in an Idaho prison for trafficking the drug.
Fourth District Judge Richard Greenwood sentenced Jeffrey Boyd Ash, 54, of Fayetteville, Ark., on Tuesday to up to four years in prison. He will be eligible for parole after serving three years, The Idaho Statesman reported.
Ash was arrested in November after a Boise motel clerk called police saying a guest had shown her a picture of his genitals on his cellphone and she wanted officers to kick him out of the motel.
In court Tuesday, Ash acknowledged he was holding an unlit joint when he answered the door. Officers smelled marijuana and searched the room, finding just over 25 pounds of the drug in the shower.
Ash pleaded guilty in April.
Prosecutors recommended a 10-year prison sentence with the possibility of parole after three years, while the defense sought a three-year sentence, noting his lack of criminal record and the fact that he has been the only parent to his now-15-year-old son, since his wife died in 2004.
"You've made a giant mistake, and you're going to pay for it," Greenwood told Ash.
Ash was given credit for the 204 days he has spent in jail since his arrest.
Ash is a disc golf champion and owns a company that puts tie-dyed designs on discs.

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