LOGAN — A 24-year-old Logan woman with numerous drug convictions has been sentenced to prison. Jane M. Sharp cried as she was ordered to serve between one to 15-years at the Utah State Prison.
Sharp was sentenced in 1st District Court Monday morning. She was previously convicted of multiple felonies and misdemeanors for possessing and distributing drugs. The crimes occurred between November 2017 and September 2018.
Court records show, the most recent incident occurred in January when Sharp was caught dealing methamphetamine to inmates in the Cache County Jail. At the time of her arrest, she was participating in Drug Court, a weekly drug rehabilitation program that is overseen by a judge. She had also been allowed to participate in an in-patient drug program but was kicked out for failing to follow rules.
During Monday’s sentencing, Cache County Chief Deputy Attorney Spencer Walsh said prosecutors had given Sharp every chance to change her life. He explained how they had asked for Sharp to be sentenced to prison previously but agreed instead to allow her to receive drug treatment.
Sharp asked for another chance, explaining that she didn’t want to go to prison. She told the court that it was hard for her to follow the rules.
Judge Thomas Willmore told Sharp that all he had left to do was send her to prison because he had run out of options. He explained that he would give her credit for the 240 days she had already served in jail. Willmore said, he had gone out on a limb for the defendant as many times as he could, and wished the best for her in the future.