LOGAN — A 20-year-old Logan man is headed to jail after trying to deal thousands of dollars in drugs. Nickolas L. Hofland was arrested in March.
Hofland was sentenced in 1st District Court Tuesday morning. He previously pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute, a third-degree felony.
Cache County Deputy Attorney Barbara Lachmar told the court how when Hofland was arrested, officers found him in possession of more than 600 doses of LSD.
Defense attorney Wayne Caldwell said his client self-destructed after a family member passed away. He explained that Hofland now has a job and is trying to learn positive ways to cope with depression.
Lachmar acknowledged that Hofland had made a good effort to turn his life around. She explained though that the defendant still needed to be sentenced to jail, to protect society and show others what happens when you deal drugs.
Judge Brian Cannell told Hofland, “You can’t hide behind drugs to make the hurt go away.” He sentenced the defendant to serve three-weeks in jail but allowed work release, so Hofland could keep his employment. He said he hopped this served as a wake-up call.