Former USU center Jarred Shaw sentenced

Jarred Shaw, who played basketball for Utah State this season, stands next to his lawyer Shannon Demler, in 1st District Court on Monday, March 17, 2014, in Logan, Utah. Shaw was sentenced to 10 days in jail after pleading guilty to a third degree felony for possession or use of a controlled substance. (Eli Lucero/Herald Journal)

LOGAN – Former Utah State basketball center Jarred Shaw has been sentenced to 10 days in jail for drug charges.

Shaw was in 1st District Court Monday after pleading guilty, January 3 to marijuana possession charges, a third-degree felony.

Judge Kevin Allen sentenced Shaw after both state and defense attorneys spoke about Shaw’s December arrest.

“Alright Mr. Shaw, I hereby sentence you to the statutory maximum for the third-degree felony which you have pled guilty to” said Judge Allen. “All of that will be suspended except for the following conditions, that you serve 10 days in the Cache County Jail.”

“I’ll allow you to do that on weekends so that you can continue your education,” said Judge Allen. “I understand you’ll be the first person to get a BA in your family, I think that’s important, so you can begin that on weekends.”

Shaw was originally arrested December 15 after police responded to a Logan residence on report of a possible sexual assault.

When police arrived, they determined Shaw and two other individuals had been using drugs at the residence.

During Monday’s sentencing hearing, state attorney Spencer Walsh said Shaw was with two high school girls that night. The girls reportedly gave him money to buy marijuana which they then smoked together.

Logan City Assistant Police Chief Jeff Curtis said at the time of Shaw’s arrest, one of the girls called her parents, who then called 911.

Shaw was originally charged with distribution of a controlled substance, a second-degree felony and possession of drug paraphernalia and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, both misdemeanors.

Shaw was suspended by the Utah State University basketball team, December 16. He was later reinstated after pleading guilty to marijuana possession charges, a third-degree felony on January 3.

Before being sentenced, Shaw told Judge Allen that he apologized for what he did saying he had made a bad choice.

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