A woman charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver received a split sentence in Albany County District Court Tuesday, May 30.

Jesse Lee Mitros was sentenced one year in the Albany County Detention Center with credit for time served, after which she will serve three years of supervised probation. Mitros has been incarcerated in the detention center for 10 months, time which will be subtracted from her sentence.

The court agreed to drop the possession of methamphetamine charge in exchange for Mitros pleading guilty to possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver.

Prosecutor Kurt Britzius said the state was of the opinion that Mitros was in a good position to begin treatment at the Volunteers of America in Sheridan, saying that Mitros has a job lined up once she is released and the state did not want to set her up for failure. Attorney David Korman said Mitros had a bed date of June 6 at the VOA for a three month drug treatment program. He also said Mitros would be able to live with her father and that she was very close to finishing a degree at the University of Wyoming.

Albany County District Court Judge Tori Kricken agreed and granted Mitros furlough to attend the drug treatment program. Kricken said a sentence reduction would be granted when Mitros successfully completed the program.

“You strike me as someone who will one day be speaking to young men and women about addiction and why not to do drugs,” Kricken said.

Kricken declined to release Mitros to the care of her father during the week before she will report to the VOA, saying she did not want any chance of a drug relapse in that time. Mitros was remanded over to the Albany County Detention Center and will remain there until she is transported to the VOA.

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