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6-year sentence for woman in one-stop drug shop case

A Yerington woman who a prosecutor referred to as a one-stop shop for drugs received 28-72 months in prison on a trafficking charge this week.

Hillary M. Pomeroy, 37, was arrested March 17 after deputies spotted her vehicle weaving down Highway 395.

Pomeroy admitted she’d been drinking from a bottle of rum in the vehicle. Deputies found methamphetamine, heroin, psilocybin mushrooms and marijuana in her possession along with more than $2,000 in cash.

“She was a one-stop shop for any kind of drugs,” prosecutor Matthew Johnson said.

Defense attorney Kris Brown said Pomeroy was successful in drug court several years ago. She admitted to shooting up methamphetamine in March 2015 and entered the drug court program.

“She worked a perfect program,” Brown said. “But she fell off the wagon big time. I think she’s disappointed in herself.”

Pomeroy was given credit for 80 days time served.

■ A California man who told deputies he was protecting his children from aliens in November 2017 pleaded guilty to conspiracy to violate the Uniform Controlled Substances Act on Tuesday.

Jason Beeman, 34, told District Judge Tod Young he was pleading guilty to the charge because he believed that prosecutors could prove the more severe trafficking charge he was originally facing.

Beeman faces up to 1-5 years in prison and a $10,000 fine at his July 23 sentencing.

A trial that was set in the case was vacated.

■ A Reno man, who said he didn’t come to court in November because he said he got high, was ordered to serve his suspended 14-40-month sentence for burglary.

Charles D. Muscott, 39, acknowledged he had “an extreme history,” when he appeared Tuesday before District Judge Tod Young.

He said he needed help for his drug problem and that there wasn’t much of that in prison.

Prosecutor Erik Levin said it shouldn’t have been a surprise that Muscott failed probation, since he has a long history of violations.

He was originally sentenced in November 2017 for burglarizing Five Guys Burgers.