|Former assistant Calhoun High School football coach Paul Richard Goodrich, Jr., 48, who had been issued felony charges related to manufacturing marijuana with intent to deliver, has plead guilty to misdemeanor charges of conspiracy to possess marijuana.|
The plea deal reached through Goodrich's attorney Loren Howley and prosecutor Rocky Holmes calls for a fine of $4,000 including court costs and six days in Central Regional Jail.
Goodrich's wife, Leica Ellen Goodrich, 43, was charged with possession, saying the marijuana belonged to her for personal use. She was also fined $4,000 including court costs, misdemeanor charges.
A criminal compliant filed by Sgt. O. S. Starsick of the WV State Police says the two Goodrichs were found to have four separate garbage bags of marijuana, each containing more than 15 grams.
"During this investigation, it was found that Paul Goodrich, Jr. conspired with his wife...in order for her to come to possess each garbage bag containing marijuana. Mrs. Goodrich advised...that she smoked the marijuana and that said marijuana was for her personal use."
Goodrich's son, Paul Goodrich III, has been charged twice related to the operation of a meth lab or attempting to operate a meth lab. He is currently in Central Regional Jail on $20,000 bond.