teen pleads guilty to drug charges
By Cory Broussard
April 28, 2006 | LOGAN -- Scott Flinn,
18, pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of a
controlled substance and sentenced to two days in jail
Tuesday in 1st District Court.
The two counts of possession were reduced from felonies
to class A misdemeanors after a deal was struck between
Flinn's lawyers and the County Attorney. Flinn was extremely
apologetic when he took the stand to plead guilty. He
said that he has been trying to get his life together
and working hard to overcome his addiction to drugs,
Flinn, a Logan resident, currently has no job, and
said he quit a job at Taco Time in February because
it wasn't challenging enough. That fact struck a cord
with Judge Thomas Willmore.
"I don't know what your problem is other than your
lazy," Willmore said. "When your lazy you hang out with
the wrong people and do drugs."
Willmore gave Flinn 10 days to find a fill time job
or face more jail time as a penalty. The original sentence
called for a full year in jail, but Willmore reduced
that to two days because Flinn had previously served
26 days in jail.
Flinn was fined $775 and assigned to drug and alcohol
classes at Bear River. The cost for his classes will
be credited to his fine. He will be on probation until
the classes are finished and his fines are paid.