(Boise) – Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has announced a Blaine County man was sentenced Thursday, March 11, for possession of a controlled substance.

36-year-old William Ross Scaggs, of Bellevue, pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor charge just prior to his sentencing.

Fifth District Judge Mark A. Ingram sentenced Scaggs to 180 days in jail with 178 days suspended. Scaggs was given credit for two days served at the time of his arrest. The judge also ordered one year of unsupervised probation, 100 hours of community service and $300 reimbursement to Idaho State Police Forensic Services. The court also ordered and then suspended a $1,000 fine.

An investigation revealed that on October 13, 2020, while employed as city marshal in Bellevue, Scaggs possessed and shared edible marijuana products with a fellow law enforcement officer. The second officer was working in coordination with Idaho State Police in an undercover capacity.

Deputy Attorney General Jessica Kuehn in the Attorney General’s Special Prosecutions Unit prosecuted the case.