SOUTHINGTON - A local man has pleaded guilty after finding himself at the center of an investigation into the allegation that he had been trying to sell marijuana locally.
Ryan Delbuono, 33, has entered into an “open agreement” with state prosecutors, meaning his sentence will depend on his ability to stay off of drugs and out of trouble, his attorney, Alfonzo Sirica, said Monday in Bristol Superior Court.
Sirica did elaborate on the specifics of the plea arrangement, but he said his client has twice tested negative for illegal substance since entering into the plea deal, suggesting he could be on his way to a favorable disposition. Delbuono, who is free on $5,000 bond, was granted a continuance for further monitoring.
According to police, Delbuono was arrested on Aug. 20 after investigators received information that he was “attempting to sell drugs in the downtown area.” Police later found him with marijuana, unspecified pills and drug paraphernalia. He was charged with two counts of sale of a controlled substance, possession of narcotics, sale of a narcotic, possession of less than half ounce of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Delbuono has pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to sell.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.