The grandson of Clovis Mayor Harry Armstrong will be sentenced in Fresno County Superior Court on Jan. 31 after pleading guilty to a felony charge of cultivating marijuana.
Because David Armstrong, 25, admitted guilt, prosecutors dropped a felony charge of possession of marijuana for sale. If he had been convicted of the two charges, he faced as much as three years and eight months in prison.
Under a Jan. 13 plea agreement, Armstrong will likely be sentenced to a drug treatment program and probation, said attorney Douglas Foster, who represents Armstrong.
A citizen's tip in March 2009 led to the arrest of Armstrong, who told police he lived with his grandfather, Harry Armstrong -- a Clovis City Council member since 1970. Police have said Harry Armstrong, 80, had no knowledge of his grandson's activities and cooperated with investigators.
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Since his arrest, David Armstrong has been undergoing drug counseling, Foster said. Under the plea agreement, he also must attend Alcoholic Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous meetings three times a week, Foster said.