Judge Hands Down Deferred Sentence In Possession Of Controlled Substance Case



First Judicial District Judge Jason Lidyard gave a deferred 18-months sentence to Nichole Marsh Apr. 3 and placed her on 364 days of unsuperised probation.

Assistant District Attorney Kent Wahlquist had asked the Court for supervised probation and drug court and that Marsh not be allowed to participate in the Technical Violation Program. Defense attorney Markus Kolber asked the Court for the deferred sentence stating that since Marsh’s arrest in 2017her behavior had indicated that she is not a danger to the community and that he believed basic probation would be fine for her.

A jury found Marsh guilty Feb. 25 of the possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine following a day-long trial before Judge Lidyard at the Los Alamos Justice Center.The jury found Marsh not guilty of the second degree felony trafficking count and opting instead to find her guilty of the fourth degree felony possession count.