Superior Court - CRIMINAL CASES

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Walla Walla County

  • Amber D. Nelson, 29, 430 E. Oak St., was sentenced Feb. 16 on one count each violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act and third-degree driving while license suspended. The sentence included $200 in court costs, $62 in sheriff fees, $500 to the crime victims compensation fund, $775 in attorney fees, $500 drug enforcement fund, 140 days in the county jail with 100 days suspended, credit for 40 days served, 12 months probation. On Feb. 6 Nelson pleaded guilty to unlawfully possessing a legend drug without a prescription and without being the one prescribed the drug and driving a vehicle with a suspended license on July 7.

  • Debra Hong, 38, 123 E. Sumach St. was sentenced Feb. 21 on one count of delivery of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school bus stop. The court dismissed one other count. The sentence included $200 in court costs, $62 in sheriff fees, $500 to the crime victims compensation fund, $775 in attorney fees, $3,000 meth lab cleanup fee, $100 crime lab and biological fee, 20 months in the custody of the Department of Corrections, credit for 55 days served, 20 months community custody. On Feb. 6 Hong pleaded guilty to unlawfully delivering methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school bus stop on Dec. 2.

  • Michael S. Avery, 45, 601 S. 12th Ave., was sentenced Feb. 21 on one count violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act. The court dismissed one other count. The sentence included $200 in court costs, $62 in sheriff fees, $500 to the crime victims compensation fund, $775 in attorney fees, $1,000 violation of the Uniform Controlled Substance Act fee, $500 drug enforcement fund, $100 crime lab and biological fee, 30 days in the county jail, credit for 30 days served, 12 months community custody. On Feb. 6 Avery pleaded guilty to unlawfully possessing methamphetamine on Dec. 23.

  • Steven J. Caldwell, 18, 1502 Truman St., was sentenced Feb. 21 on one count violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act. The court dismissed three other counts. The sentence included $200 in court costs, $62 in sheriff fees, $500 to the crime victims compensation fund, $775 in attorney fees, $100 crime lab and biological fee, 43 days in the county jail, credit for 43 days served, 12 months community custody. On Feb. 3 Caldwell pleaded guilty to unlawfully possessing methamphetamine on Dec. 23.

  • Samuel L. Johnson, 29, 116 W. Chestnut St., was sentenced Feb. 21 on one count each attempting to elude a pursuing police vehicle and possession of less than 40 grams marijuana. The court dismissed one other count. The sentence included $200 in court costs, $81 in sheriff fees, $500 to the crime victims compensation fund, $775 in attorney fees, $1,000 violation of the Uniform Controlled Substance Act fee, $500 drug enforcement fund, $100 biological fee, 90 days partial confinement in the county jail. On Jan. 23 Johnson pleaded guilty to willfully failing to immediately bring his motor vehicle to a stop and drove his vehicle in a reckless manner while attempting to elude a pursuing police vehicle appropriately marked and equipped with lights and a siren after being given a visual or audible signal by a uniformed police officer to bring his vehicle to a stop on Oct. 29 and to unlawful possession of less than 40 grams marijuana on Oct. 20.

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