A Pella man police said had 68 marijuana plants in his home was given a deferred judgement on Thursday.

Ethan Thomas Millmier, 31, of Pella, was charged in April with possession with intent to deliver or manufacture marijuana, a class D felony, and failure to affix drug tax stamp.

Those charges stemmed after an April 7 drug raid by the Mid-Iowa Narcotics Enforcement Drug Task Force of a residence at 811 Lincoln St. in Pella.

According to court filings, they located 5.4 grams of marijuana, bongs with residue, a grinder, glass containers with residue, packaging materials with residue, 68 marijuana plants with lighting for the plants, and a digital scale.

Millmier pled guilty in June and on Thursday was sentenced to three years of probation as part of a deferred judgement. A deferred judgement allows for the crime to be removed from public record if a defendant satisfactorily completes conditions set by the judge.

Millmier must also pay a civil penalty of $750 and court costs. The other charges against him were dismissed.

Kyle Ocker is the regional editor of the Centerville Daily Iowegian, Knoxville Journal-Express, Pella Chronicle and Oskaloosa Herald. He can be reached at kocker@dailyiowegian.com.