pleads guilty on drug charges
By Liz Lawyer
April 17, 2006 | LOGAN -- Melissa
Jennie Lescoe, 28, pleaded guilty Tuesday in 1st District
Court to charges of illegal possession or use of a controlled
substance, a second-degree felony, and the use or possession
of drug paraphernalia, a class A misdemeanor. Both carry
possible jail time and fines.
Lescoe, a resident of Salt Lake City, also waived
her right to a preliminary hearing, in which the prosecution
must esatblish there is evidence to convict the defendant.
Judge Thomas Willmore gave Lescoe the privilege of
work search, which allows jail inmates to leave every
day to look for a job. He said besides having a job
she would be required to submit to a urinary analysis
every day and attend two Alcoholics Anonymous meetings
every week starting this week.
"I'm trusting you're going to get out this week,"
he said of the order to begin attending meetings immediately.
Lescoe told Willmore she already had a job secured
and she will be renting a room from her boss.