31-year-old Andrew Joy of Sheridan was arraigned in 4th Judicial District Court Thursday morning on the felony charge of Delivery of a Controlled Substance/Hydrocodone. Joy plead guilty as part of a plea agreement with the State to a deferred prosecution. District Court Judge John Fenn ordered a pre-sentence investigation and told Joy that he was to report to the parole office immediately following the hearing.
Prior to Fenn's instructions, the Judge asked Joy how many pills he delivered to Sheridan College student Heidi Haines on the morning of February 4th 2010. Joy replied that he was not sure, but said he believed there were 20 to 25 pills in the container. Joy also stated that the incident wasn't the only time he had delivered prescription drugs to an individual.
Judge Fenn continued the conditions of the $5,000 unsecured bond that was set in February and set a sentencing date of June 24th at 10 am. Joy was a firefighter/paramedic with Sheridan Fire Rescue at the time of the incident; however, he is no longer employed with the fire department as a termination settlement was reached between Joy and the City of Sheridan.