Indigent man granted a chance at treatment |

Indigent man granted a chance at treatment

by Aurora Sain

A man who attorneys described as indigent is getting a chance to turn his life around in a treatment program.

Sean Fredrick Walton, 30, was detained for trespassing at the Montbleu Resort Casino and Spa when police found him in possession of methamphetamine.

He was charged with transporting a controlled substance instead of trafficking after he was found with 5 grams of methamphetamine.

“He’s an addict, he admits he’s an addict,” said his attorney Kris Brown.

He was facing up to six years in prison, but Judge Tom Gregory gave him a chance at probation.

He has a 12-48 month suspended sentence with 75 days credit for time served.

“Give me a chance to show that I don’t want to be a drug addict anymore,” said Walton.

He was ordered to participate in the Western Nevada Regional Drug Court and probation for up to five years.

■ Elliot James Young, 21, was granted an opportunity at diversion for his December 2015 possession of a controlled substance charge.

He sold 25 grams of marijuana to an undercover agent at Mitch Park in the Gardnerville Ranchos.

He pleaded guilty pursuant to an Alford Plea, meaning he believes evidence of prosecution would be likely to persuade a judge or jury to find the defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

The prosecution dismissed charges of sale of a controlled substance and sale of an imitation controlled substance.

He sold 9.2 grams of cocaine to the undercover agent, but it turned out not to be real.

He was ordered to reimburse the county $600, and ordered onto probation not to exceed three years. A review was set for March 27.