Scott Way sentenced today, 06.19.10: Lambert gives him “options”
SALINE CO.—Scott Way, former teacher/coach at Hardin Co. schools (until he was busted with copious amounts of dope and paraphernalia in his home and particularly, his freezer, in 2007), has been sentence today, June 19, in Saline County Circuit Court.
Way was found guilty in 2009, after spending more than a year in the Saline County Detention Center, upon a plea of guilty to a charge of possession of cocaine. Because he had no criminal record, he received one of the lightest sentences possible: 4 years probation.
Naturally, he mucked that up later in the year, when on three separate occasions, during random as well as scheduled drug tests, Way tested hot for cocaine, his drug of choice. His probation was revoked and after subsequent hearings, he was scheduled to be sentence on the original charge, first in May, which was continued, then today.
Assistant State’s Attorney Jason Olson this morning asked Judge Todd Lambert to sentence Way to 12 years DOC. Lambert didn’t see the need for that, and instead gave Way the option: he could do 4 years DOC, or 120 days in a boot camp in Pope County.
Neither Way nor his attorney (Bryan Drew, husband of Second Circuit judge Melissa Drew) have indicated exactly what Way will be doing with his future, but Saline State’s Attorney Mike Henshaw says he’s done the math, and what with good time, time served at SCDC, and other considerations (like credit for rehab), Way would be smart to take the DOC gig…because after inprocessing, he’ll be spending about 90 days there.
Apparently, 90 days is preferable to someone like Way, who isn’t, according to reports, exactly boot camp material.
To exacerbate the whole matter, YESTERDAY, it’s been confirmed to Disclosure by officials in Saline County, Way tested positive on yet ANOTHER piss test, again for cocaine. “Apparently, he’s lost his mind,” a former friend of Way’s in Saline texted to Disclosure this morning, “testing hot for cocaine the day before sentencing.”
There’s been no word on whether this new positive test will have any bearing on Way’s future, or how he’s going to proceed with his nice choices Lambert was kind enough to give him.
Officials have confirmed that Way was remanded to the custody of the Saline County Sheriff’s department today following the sentencing hearing. He will be held for 30 days’ inprocessing at Menard, during which time he will have to make the decision as to which of the nice choices he gets will be the one he takes.
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