woman sentenced for drug possession
March 19, 2009 | LOGAN -- Julie Gaines was sentenced
to 90 days in the Cache County Jail on Monday by Judge
Along with having to receive counseling for drugs
and alcohol, Gaines, 43, is to completely stay away
from alcohol and must pay $2,100 in fines -- $800 for
a class A misdemeanor for illegal possession and use
of a controlled substance, and $1,300 for a class B
misdemeanor for driving under the influence of drugs.
Before the judge sentenced Gaines, a Logan resident,
he permitted her to say a few words. Gaines said she
cuts herself because it's "a release," pointing
out that she cuts the bottom of her feet, legs and arms.
She said she has been cutting herself for sometime now.
When she moved in with her son, Gaines said, he threatened
that if she cut herself while living under his roof
he would kick her out.
The reason she gave for the recent use of drugs is
the threat her son gave her. She said she had to refrain
from cutting herself because she couldn't afford to
be dislocated so she found a different outlet.
"I've only done drugs six or seven times in my
entire life," she said through soft sobs.
Gaines was arrested by Logan police officer Jared
Percival at about 1 a.m. Nov. 7, near 1000 N. 100 West,
according to the arrest report.
Originally Gaines was booked on a total of five charges.
According to court documents she pleaded guilty to two
of them during an arraignment Jan. 28.