Vic Mensa will not serve any time in jail despite admitting to possessing a controlled narcotic, according to a bargain he made with the prosecution, according to TMZ.
Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney representative Kendra disclosed that Mensa entered a guilty plea to a Class 1 misdemeanour charge of possessing a Schedule III controlled drug.
As part of the plea agreement, he was given a sentence of 12 months in prison; however, the sentence was suspended, so he will now serve a year on unsupervised probation.
Vic must also complete 25 hours of community service, a substance abuse assessment, and pay a $1k fine.
By the way, if he successfully completes the other probation terms, he will receive a 50% discount on that fine.
Vic was detained in January at Dulles International Airport for attempting to pass through customs with a hoard of mushrooms, as we’ve previously mentioned.
Vic said, “In this case, I have decided to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge. I have been extremely vocal about my mental health, the culture at large and access to mental health treatment. It is important to note the extensive research being done on the topic of psilocybin [shrooms] and the many significant movements underway for legalization and decriminalization.
He continues, “Esteemed universities such as Johns Hopkins, University of California, NYU, Mount Sinai School of Medicine and The Imperial College of London have all immersed themselves in years-long research programs with full departments and centers dedicated to this work. Unfortunately, our laws have not kept up with the research showing that psychedelic plants and compounds can be successfully used to treat otherwise treatment-resistant mental illness.”
Finally, Vic says … “I have contributed positively to many communities and will continue to do so with this case. My hope is that the silver lining to this matter will be increased focus on the effectiveness of psychedelics to treat mental illness and mood disorders that millions are battling with depression and anxiety with hope that all of our laws will change accordingly.”
Source: TMZ news