Five sentenced on drug charges
Published: Wednesday, December 15th, 2010
Five Custer County men were sentenced to a total of 54 years in the South Dakota State Penitentiary on a variety of drug-related charges during Seventh Judicial Circuit Court last Thursday morning at the Custer County Courthouse.
William Utecht, 25, was sentenced to two years for a probation violation after being convicted of Felony Possession of Marijuana, along with another five years after pleading guilty to a charge of Unauthorized Possession of a Controlled Substance: Methamphetamine.
Also included in Utecht’s rap sheet were Misdemeanor Possession Marijuana (2008); DUI (2009); DUI 2nd (2010); and Failure to Report Accident (2009).
At the sentencing, Custer County States Attorney Tracy Kelley said her office had been dealing with Utecht in one way or another for years, and that he was a poor probation candidate.
“He either doesn’t get it, or worse yet, doesn’t care,” she said. “He has burned his bridges and earned the right to go to the state pen.”
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