Judge Gives Drug Defendant Chance to Start Over….in Tennessee

BEATRICE – A Marysville, Kansas man sentenced to jail for drug possession in Nebraska, is being given a chance at starting his life over, without post-release supervision.

51-year-old Andrew Carter was sentenced to a 180-day Gage County Jail sentence, Wednesday, for possession of methamphetamine.  District Judge Rick Schreiner gave Carter twelve-months post-release supervision, but then ordered release of that provision.

Carter lost both his father and mother when he was a teenager.  He has family members in Tennessee, where the judge recommended he start over.

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The judge noted Carter’s criminal record dating back to 1991, involved mainly misdemeanors in Texas, Georgia, Kansas and Tennessee.

Class-four felonies in Nebraska include post-release supervision, but the judge took the rare step of ordering a discharge from that supervision.

Because of 61 days credit for time served, Carter could be eligible for release from jail in a little more than a month.

In other sentencing hearings Wednesday in Gage County District Court….

  • Mark C. Miller was sentenced to 18 months on probation for driving on a revoked license and possession of THC.
  • Jackie Gardner was sentenced to 180 days in Gage County Jail, and had a prior probation term revoked, on a domestic assault conviction. His sentence will be served concurrently with a sentence he is serving in Cass County.

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