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Published: Monday, 3/12/2012

Sylvania man guilty in drug case released


A Sylvania man sent to prison for growing more than 200 marijuana plants in his home was granted early release Friday and was sentenced to five years of community control.

Clay Hausenfleck, 48, served two years of a three-year sentence ordered in February, 2010. Judge Stacy Cook granted his motion for judicial release, ordering that he be placed on community control, including spending the first six months in the Correctional Treatment Facility.

He pleaded guilty in 2010 to one count each of possession of marijuana and illegal cultivation of marijuana. Police found 211 marijuana plants in his Williamsburg Drive home after he called 911 to say he had shot and killed an intruder.

Although not charged with the shooting death, he was convicted of drug possession and cultivation. He had been denied judicial release twice before Judge Cook granted his request.

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