30-year-old Andrew Joy of Sheridan made his initial appearance in Sheridan County Circuit Court Monday on the charge of Delivery of a Controlled Substance. Joy is a firefighter/paramedic with Sheridan Fire Rescue. Circuit Court Judge John Sampson approved continuance of the $5,000 unsecured bond that was set Friday afternoon on the stipulation that Joy adhere to the bond conditions.
Charging documents allege that on the morning of Thursday, February 4th, Joy delivered Hydrocodone pills to Heidi Haines on the campus of Sheridan College. Law Enforcement officials conducted surveillance at the College the morning of February 4th, after receiving a report from Sheridan College Police Chief Jason Vela regarding abuse of prescription drugs by student Heidi Haines. Joy met Haines at approximately 10:00 am Thursday the 4th outside of her dorm, located at Connor Hall, where he handed her an unknown item. They then embraced and parted ways.
Special agents approached Joy in the parking lot and made the arrest. Court documents indicate that the pills that were exchanged were Hydrocodone, and that Haines had stated that she had received Hydrocodone from Joy on one other occasion, in September of 2009.
Delivery of a Controlled Substance is a felony punishable by up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine, or any combination of both. A preliminary hearing will be scheduled within the next 10 days, when Joy will have the option of waiving his right to a speedy trial.