LOGAN — Andrew Pizzitola was sentenced to prison Monday for multiple drug charges, after a judge admitted that the 22-year-old North Logan man had run out of chances.
Pizzitola had five different cases pending, including six felony charges of drug possession, along with other misdemeanors for drug use and driving under the influence. He avoided incarceration in April when Judge Thomas Willmore allowed him to undergo treatment at Northern Utah Community Correctional Center (NUCCC) in Ogden.
Court records show, after being admitted into the program, Pizzitola missed numerous required classes and continued using drugs. When he did attend, he reportedly slept and would not participate. Probation agents concluded that since he had failed Drug Court, and NUCCC’s Substance Abuse Program, incarceration was the only optiong to keep him sober.
Judge Willmore expressed his anger with Pizzitola during Monday’s hearing, saying he couldn’t believe he was still having problems with him.
Pizzitola asked the court for another chance, saying he didn’t want to be incarcerated. He said going to prison would leave him with nothing when he got out.
Judge Willmore said he was done with Pizzitola’s excuses and sentenced him to zero-to-five years in the Utah State Prison. He gave him credit for the time he had previously served in jail, and said it was now up to the prison parole board to determine when Pizzitola would be released.
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