Marijuana charges reduced for Richmond school board member’s husband

Posted at 7:24 PM, Oct 01, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-01 19:24:46-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR)–The husband of sixth district Richmond School Board member Shonda Harris-Muhammed is going to jail on a less serious charge.

Demetrius Muhammed was accused of growing marijuana behind their home after police plucked one pot plant from the back porch of the couple’s home in the 2100 block of North Avenue.

Court documents show a judge lowered the felony manufacturing marijuana charge for Mohammed and he was convicted of misdemeanor possession.

The judge sentenced Muhammed to 12 months behind bars with 11 months suspended.

This was not Muhammed’s first run-in with the law. In fact, court records show that 42-year-old Muhammed was arrested and charged in February for possession of marijuana.

Muhammed is a health and physical education teacher at a high school in Surry County.