PORTLAND — A federal judge agreed today to allow a Durham man to be free on bail due to his health pending his sentencing on a drug conviction.

Seth Leaf Pruzansky suffers from intestinal Candidiasis, a type of yeast infection, and has suffered problems including rashes, abdominal pain and intestinal bleeding, according to his lawyer, Richard Berne.

Pruzansky’s condition improved with a special diet that included supplements, Berne said, but has deteriorated because the Cumberland County Jail is not able to meet his dietary needs.

Pruzansky, the founder of a health food business called Living Nutz, pleaded guilty this month to a  charge of conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute a mixture or substance containing marijuana. He faces between 10 and 30 years in prison.

Judge George Singal allowed Pruzansky to be free on $100,000 secured bond and ordered him to home detention and to submit to electronic monitoring. Pruzansky is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 27.