LOGAN — A 20-year-old Hyrum man, who was convicted last year of robbing a fast food restaurant, appeared before a judge again admitting that he has a drug addiction. Levi S. Peiffer has been in jail since being arrested in January, after allegedly being found in possession of drugs. He been arrested several other times prior for violating his probation.
Peiffer appeared in 1st District Court Tuesday morning. His attorney asked the court to allow the defendant to be admitted into Drug Court, a rehabilitation program supervised by a judge.
In 2016, Peiffer and Hector Miguel Olascoaga-Carreno robbed the Subway Restaurant in Hyrum. Carreno walked into the sandwich shop, early on the morning of December 19. The then 17-year-old was wearing a ski-mask and threatened employees if they didn’t give him money. He left $150. Peiffer stood by the door of the restaurant and acted as lookout. The two men we’re arrested hours later at a nearby apartment complex.
Carreno was ordered to be tried as an adult. He was sentenced to serve up to two-years in jail and later deported.
During Tuesday’s hearing, Peiffer was ordered to appear in Drug Court next week to see if he can qualify for the program. He remains in the Cache County Jail.
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