A Jeffersonville man has been fined $500 on drug charges, but accusations that he had hit his children were dropped.

Bradley Remick, 32, pleaded guilty in Lamoille Superior Court to possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana and illegal possession of prescription pills.

Remick and his wife, Heidi Cross, 31, had been accused last fall of abusing their sons, ages 9 and 11.

Cross, a former Jeffersonville resident who now lives in Williston, pleaded guilty in March 30 to possessing marijuana and pills, was sentenced to serve 12 to 18 months, and was placed on probation for one year. In a plea bargain, charges of domestic assault and cocaine possession were dismissed at the prosecution’s request.

Remick and Cross were arrested after police interviewed Remick’s sons, who charged the couple had punched, slapped, choked and scratched them several times, according to a police affidavit filed in court. Police reported finding bruises on one of the boys’ thighs.

Cross and Remick denied abusing the boys.

Remick was charged with first-degree aggravated assault, a felony, and misdemeanor charges of domestic assault, along with the two drug charges. Both assault charges were dismissed.

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