BEATRICE – A judge has granted a defendant one more chance at probation, after being convicted in a Gage County drug case.
25-year-old Glen Walk was sentenced to a 36-month term of probation. He previously served a probation term successfully when he was 19.
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Gage County District Judge Rick Schreiner said he deals with a lot of cases where drug addiction is the problem.
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Walk was convicted of attempted possession of an illegal drug with intent to distribute and two drug possession counts. He pleaded no contest to the charges, in June.
Schreiner said Walk is a young man and is a valued employee, in his job. He said he was willing to grant probation, but said he often sees people who violate probation, and the next step is generally a prison term.
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Walk was also ordered to pay court costs of $147 and the judge included treatment and completion of several programs, as part of the sentence.
In a separate case in district court this morning, 38-year-old Jeremy Ross of Lincoln was sentenced to one year in Gage County Jail, on a misdemeanor conviction of carrying a concealed weapon. He received credit off the sentence for 112 days spent in custody.