Idaho Man Changes Plea on Drug Charges

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Idaho Man Changes Plea on Drug Charges

A change of plea hearing was recently held in Fourth Judicial District Court in Sheridan for an Idaho man facing multiple drug charges. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the details.

On July 20 of this year, 40-year-old Joshua Gibson of Pocatello, Idaho, was arrested in Sheridan and charged with Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance With Intent to Deliver- Methamphetamine, and Misdemeanor Possession of a Controlled Substance- Marijuana. Gibson, pursuant to terms of a plea agreement reached with the State, pleaded guilty to both charges in District Court.

The plea deal calls for 4 to 6 years in prison for the felony charge, suspended in favor of a split-sentence of no more than six months in jail and three years of supervised probation, and four months in jail for the misdemeanor charge, which will run concurrent to the felony meth charge.

District Court Judge John Fenn ordered that a presentence investigation be completed and set the date for sentencing for January 9 at 10:45 am.

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