If you recall, Jorge, 28, was found with 293 pounds–yes, POUNDS–of marijuana in his vehicle at the time of his arrest, which led to charges of possession of marijuana for sale, possession of drug paraphernalia, and the intent to transport and/or sell marijuana.
The Starcasm site is now reporting that Jorge entered his guilty plea to a Class 4 Felony (for Attempted Transportation of Marijuana for Sale) on Tuesday in Mohave County Superior Court.
The next step will be for a judge to either accept or deny the plea in a hearing scheduled for September 7, 2018.
As serious as it sounds, this is potentially a pretty good deal for Jorge. According to the criminal codes, Attempted Transportation of Marijuana for Sale in any amount over two pounds is considered a Class 2 Felony, and the lower the number, the more serious the crime. The same charge involving under just two pounds of marijuana is considered a Class 3 Felony, so through some sort of legal voodoo, Jorge’s attorneys managed to make 291 pounds of marijuana non-existent.
This legal maneuvering is all the more impressive, considering that this is not Jorge’s first brush with the law. Fans of the show likely remember that he has a prior felony conviction in the state of California. With that prior conviction on his record, being caught with 293 pounds of marijuana, could have resulted in a sentence of 4.5 to 23.25 YEARS behind bars. Instead, since he will be considered “below the threshold” he could actually walk away with just probation.
The report speculates on how Jorge was able to get such an incredible deal, pondering if it involved him testifying against someone else.
And how will this affect the immigration status of his beleaguered wife, Anfisa Nava? The couple addressed that question in a YouTube video they posted back in February, as Jorge assured viewers that “Anfisa’s green card would not be affected by what happened.”
What a lucky girl! We’ll keep you posted on Jorge’s case…and the couple’s tumultuous on again/off again relationship… as further details become available.