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Man With Gun Tattoo Pleads Guilty to Drug Charge

Michael Smith of Norridgewock, Maine, pleaded guilty Wednesday and was sentenced to 6 months in jail



    Dave Leaming/ Morning Sentinel
    This Morning Sentinel photo shows Norridgewock resident Michael Smith standing next to a Somerset County Sheriff deputy after he was coaxed out of his home by police on Tuesday, March 18, 2014.

    A Maine man who drew national attention because of the realistic-looking gun tattoo on his stomach has pleaded guilty to drug charges.

    Michael Smith of Norridgewock pleaded guilty Wednesday and was sentenced to six months in jail, suspended in its entirety for a year of administrative release. He was fined $400 and ordered to undergo substance abuse counseling.

    The 41-year-old Smith was arrested in June for possession of Suboxone, a narcotic used to treat drug dependency. He'd taken it from his girlfriend.

    The Morning Sentinel reports
    that although Smith flashed the tattoo as he walked into court, he had no comment.

    Police responded to Smith's home in March when a tree-cutting crew he'd told to leave his property reported that he had a gun, which turned out to be the tattoo.

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