Logan man sentenced on drug charges
November 18, 2008 | First District Court was the scene
Monday where a North Logan man pleaded guilty to distributing
Antonio Escareno, 30, pleaded guilty to distribution
of or arranging to distribute marijuana and cocaine.
Both are third-degree felonies carrying a punishment
of up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine.
In 2007, Escareno was placed on six months probation
for another violation. Prior to that, he had been on
parole for five years. When asked by Judge Thomas L.
Willmore what he has learned from these experiences
he answered that he takes full responsibility for his
actions. He also understands that he is getting older
and has four kids and has to get out to support his
family. Escareno is currently employed.
Prosecuting attorney Bruce G. Ward said Escareno has
been given substantial leniency and added, "This defendant
knows how to be a law-abiding citizen. He just chooses
Judge Willmore ended the sentencing by telling Escareno,
"I hope you're getting older and wiser. There comes
a time when enough's enough."
In addition to serving time in prison and paying a
fine, Escareno will pay a $200 restitution and will
have to participate in a drug and alcohol program at
the Utah State Prison.