BEATRICE – It’s a three-year term of probation for a defendant convicted of methamphetamine possession, and possession of money in a drug crime.
Michael Dryden was sentenced Thursday, in Gage County District Court. His attorney, Timothy Nelson, says his client’s problems with the law all stem from drug abuse.
:30 “not happening”
Dryden told the judge he wants to change and needs inpatient treatment. Judge Julie Smith said Dryden was facing a prison sentence of as much as four years, but she opted for a probation term.
:15 “the same thing”
The judge noted that Dryden’s past criminal record included a robbery conviction, for which he served prison time.
The judge ordered Dryden to complete inpatient treatment and a halfway house program, if necessary. Smith also ordered that Dryden be held in Gage County custody until a treatment program opening becomes available to him. Dryden was ordered to pay court costs totaling $323 and must participate in specialized substance abuse supervision.
In other cases in Gage County District Court, Thursday…..
- Stephanie May was sentenced to 13 days of time already served, and fined $200 on convictions of criminal trespass and theft…reduced charges involving the burglary of a trailer home
- A bench warrant was issued for the arrest of Jeremiah Tart, who failed to appear for sentencing. A new bond was set at $10,000
- Sentencing hearings were rescheduled for Logan Evans, Clyde Rice and Justin Brown