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MANNHEIM, Germany — A Stuttgart, Germany-based military policeman pleaded guilty on Thursday to buying bags of marijuana in downtown Stuttgart and then reselling them on Panzer Casern.

Sgt. Tabious J. Boatright, 27, was sentenced to 10 months in prison and given a bad conduct discharge.

His pay and benefits during his confinement would be directed to his wife, who is 7 months pregnant, and their three children, who live in family housing at nearby Patch Barracks.

Boatright, of 554th Military Police Company, confessed to buying three bags of marijuana for 60 to 75 euros each from September through December.

He then brought the marijuana to Panzer, in the Stuttgart suburb of Böblingen, where he resold portions of the pot to a female private in his unit as well as to the wife of another junior soldier.

Boatright also admitted buying a marijuana water pipe at a downtown shop for the soldier’s wife and transporting that onto Panzer.

As part of a plea agreement, Boatright was found innocent of possessing and distributing methamphetamine.

Boatright was described by character witnesses as both irresponsible and able to be rehabilitated, and told the judge he was not a bad person.

“Up to this point in my life, I have never done anything wrong,” Boatright told Pohl during unsworn testimony before he was sentenced.

“This is the worst thing I have done.”

In his plea, Boatright claimed he first bought marijuana for the private because she told him she was experiencing emotional and legal problems and was being removed from the Army.

“Marijuana could help keep her calm,” Boatright told Pohl under questioning.

The junior soldier’s wife — a friend of the private — then approached Boatright to see if he could get some pot for her, too, according to Boatright’s testimony.

According to Boatright’s attorney, David Court, the soldier’s wife was arrested while smoking pot in downtown and subsequently turned in Boatright.

Boatright at the time was working in the company’s rear detachment as other soldiers from the company were deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq.

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