Gage County District Judge Pronounces Probation Term, in Drug, DUI Case

BEATRICE – A defendant was ordered Wednesday, to serve a three-year probation term after being convicted of possession of methamphetamine and first-offense driving under the influence.

Allen Reed was sentenced to 36 months of probation on the felony drug conviction, and a concurrent one-year probation sentence for the misdemeanor driving violation.

His attorney, Gage County Public Defender Lee Timan (TYE-mun) said Reed’s past record might not lend itself to probation, but he said he has some things working in his favor.

:20                  “the evaluation”

Gage County District Judge Rick Schreiner said Reed has a substance abuse issue that only he can address.

:21                  “doing methamphetamine”

The judge says he needs “buy-in” from defendants, if problems with substance addiction are to be solved.

:23                  “from you”

Reed’s sentence included a $500 fine, court costs of $147 and inclusion in a specialized substance abuse supervision program.  He was also ordered to complete residential treatment and not operate a motor vehicle for a period of 60 days.

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