LOGAN — A 38-year-old Hyde Park man has been sentenced to prison after a judge said there were no more options available. Dennon W. Wells was ordered to serve no more than 15-years, after previously being convicted of dealing drugs and other crimes.
Wells appeared in 1st District Court Monday morning. He previously pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person and possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute, both second-degree felonies; also possession or use of a controlled substance, a third-degree felony.
Public defender Mike McGinnis said drugs had ruined Wells’ life and paved his way to destruction. He asked the court to consider other options instead of prison, stating that his client was in need of help.
Wells, who also lived in Wellsville temporarily, told the court he was sorry for the terror that he caused the community. He agreed with McGinnis and said he was reaching out to the court for help.
Judge Thomas Willmore noted how Wells had already spent nine-years in prison in Idaho. He also had six other cases he was on probation for when the new crimes were committed.
Judge Willmore said Wells had already been given plenty of opportunities for help. He expressed hope that the defendant would change his life while in prison.