Year probation for Savoy man in pot-possession, illegal silencer case
NORTH ADAMS — A Savoy man who shot himself in the foot last summer, leading police to discover his marijuana-growing operation and illegal AR-15 silencer, has been sentenced to a year on probation.
Noah Crispi, 47, admitted Friday to facts sufficient for a guilty finding in the case in Northern Berkshire District Court.
Police were called Aug. 12 to Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, where Crispi was being treated for a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
He initially told police that he had taken his revolver into the woods behind his home to investigate the source of a noise when he tripped and accidentally discharged the weapon. He left the weapon in the woods, he said, and ate pizza with his wife and mother before driving himself to the hospital.
But when police arrived at Crispi's home, his wife and mother did not corroborate his story, according to the police report. Officers could not locate the weapon in the woods behind his home, but did find blood-soaked sandals inside a Toyota Prius behind his garage.
He later admitted that he accidentally shot himself while getting into the vehicle.
Though he had an active license to carry, police opted to confiscate Crispi's guns after he returned home from the hospital. Officers noticed that he appeared suspicious when they neared the basement, where several of the guns were kept.
Officers eventually obtained Crispi's permission to enter the basement and discovered 33 mature marijuana plants and 10 large plants, according to the police report.
Nine guns were confiscated.
Crispi admitted to sufficient facts on a single count of class D drug possession to distribute that was continued without a finding until Feb. 14, 2020.
In a separate case stemming from the same incident, he admitted to sufficient facts on a charge of possession of a firearm silencer that was also continued without a finding until Feb. 14, 2020. Crispi was ordered to forfeit the silencer.
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