A local bail bondsman indicted by a grand jury in June on weapons and drug offenses received probation before judgment Wednesday in Washington County Circuit Court on a charge of transporting a firearm without a permit.
Gregory Lehman Toms, 54, of 19932 Lemuel Lane in Boonsboro, was placed on 18 months probation by Judge Donald E. Beachley, who ordered that the first four months be supervised, according to court records. Toms also was ordered to pay a $200 fine and $200 in court costs, according to court records.
Other charges in the case -- possession of explosive or incendiary devices, possession of more than 5 pounds of black powder, possession of a stolen firearm, theft of less than $1,000, possession of marijuana and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia -- were dismissed as part of the plea agreement, according to court documents.
Assistant State's Attorney Michele Hansen said after the plea hearing that she had consulted with the lead detective in the case well before Wednesday's plea and they had agreed a guilty plea to the transporting a firearm charge was an appropriate outcome for the case.