California man changes plea in trafficking case |

California man changes plea in trafficking case

Staff Reports

A Jan. 13 trial was canceled after a Gardnerville man changed his plea on one felony count of trafficking an illegal substance

Corey Doan, 42, originally denied allegedly selling methamphetamine in the Gardnerville Walmart parking lot in January.

Doan also has a case pending in Washoe County that could run concurrent to his Douglas County sentence.

He is currently under the supervision of the Department of Alternative Sentencing and was ordered to continue drug testing as well as maintain a 12-step program sign in sheet.

Doan faces a maximum of six years in prison and a $50,000 fine.

Probation is not allowed in trafficking cases.

Sentencing is March 2.

■ A Topaz Ranch Estates woman was allowed to go home with her family on Tuesday when she received a suspended 1-4 year prison sentence.

Dawn Grimes, 38, was arrested Oct. 5 after deputies responded to a domestic battery call at her mother’s home.

While Grimes was convicted of trafficking in 2009, she said she’d been clean for six years up until just before her arrest.

“It appears to me this is the result of a medical issue that has been criminalized,” District Judge Tod Young said. “You will spend your probation in treatment for the entire time you are on probation. You have a medical problem and you’re going to take care of it.”

Grimes’ probation was not to exceed three years.

■ A man who was found intoxicated in his apartment while his infant child was living in filth was sentenced to 30 days in jail on Tuesday.

Trent Rogers had a .2 blood alcohol content when he was arrested on July 17 at his Langley Drive apartment.

Rogers admitted the gross misdemeanor and was ordered to participate in a program and clear warrants he had in other jurisidictions.

That led to his spending three months in jail on Washoe Tribal charges and then another 30 days in Carson City jail.

Defense attorney Kris Brown said that Rogers was not eligible for probation.