LOGAN — A 26-year-old Logan man has been sent to prison after confessing to dealing drugs and other crimes. Zachery R. Wood blamed his actions on bad decisions and wanting to make money, as he was sentenced to at least 2 years in the Utah State Prison.
Wood appeared in 1st District Court Monday morning. He waived his rights to a trial, pleading guilty to two counts of distribution of a controlled substance, reduced to a second-degree felony.
Cache County Chief Deputy Attorney Spencer Walsh told the court how Wood was arrested during a drug raid September 19. When officers entered the residence, the defendant flushed an unknown amount of LSD down the toilet. They also found evidence on Wood’s smartphone that showed he was dealing drugs.
The arrest occurred while Wood was supposed to be participating in Drug Court, a weekly rehabilitation program that is overseen by a judge.
Defense attorney Mike McGinnis asked for a lighter sentence. He said his client was young, but acknowledged that he had a bad attitude that needed adjustment.
Wood spoke only briefly. He told the court he wasn’t a smart guy but wanted to do better.
Walsh said he was disappointed in the way Wood had been disrespectful to the Drug Court program. He expressed hope that the defendant could change his life.
Judge Thomas Willmore sentenced Wood to serve two concurrent terms of one-to-15-years in prison for the drug crimes. He also ordered him to serve a consecutive term of one-to-15-years for a previous felony charge of burglary, for breaking into a storage shed. He told the defendant, “Since you haven’t figured things out, I’ll leave it up to the Board of Pardons to see what will happen to you.”