Trial set on drug charges |

Trial set on drug charges

Staff Reports

A trial is set April 4 for a former Topaz Ranch Estates man accused of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Attorney Arnold Brock, representing client Corey E. Doan, 41, asked for the trial on two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Doan was arrested on March 13 and is being held without bail.

According to Brock, Doan was accused of possession of a plastic bag and a straw, but neither had residue.

Doan was also accused of failing to report a change in address and refusing to submit to a drug test in violation of a suspended sentence.

“This violation, from my reading, is paper-thin,” Brock said. “He provided his address and tested every single time, there have been no violations. Then we get to today, and all of a sudden, have alleged violations. There are no allegations of substance abuse.”

East Fork Judge Tom Perkins said that since Doan is under the supervision of the Department of Alternative Sentencing, he must submit to search and seizure and testing on demand.

“That would be the first time he refused,” Brock said.

Prosecutor Erik Levin asked that Doan’s bail status remain.

“There are allegations of substance abuse, refusal to test and not keeping DAS informed of his address. Not only is he not going to comply, there are new allegations,” Levin said.

Perkins refused to release Doan, and set his trial for April 4.

A charge of home invasion stemming from a May 2012 incident was dismissed after Doan pleaded no contest to an amended charge of disorderly conduct. He originally was charged with battery and home invasion.

In exchange for Doan’s plea, he is to be sentenced to time served and fined $302.

Brock said Doan’s codefendant, Jakob Green, pleaded guilty and is serving a jail sentence, and paying restitution.

According to reports, Green and Doan reportedly forced their way into the victim’s house on Sleeping Elephant Ranch in Topaz Ranch Estates to evict him.

The incident led to a fight between the victim and Green.

“We were there,” Brock said. “We know the owners of the property. He (Doan) is sorry anything happened.”