Justin Coslett pled guilty to two felony charges in Delta District Court Monday. Possession of more than four grams of morphine, a Schedule II controlled substance, is a class four felony that carries a presumptive sentencing range of two to six years.
The theft of prescription pills from the person of another is a class five felony that carries a sentencing range of one to three years.
Coslett was shot during the course of the theft, which took place outside of Delta in May. According to an arrest affidavit filed by the Delta County Sheriff's Office, Coslett stole the pills from Anthony Johnston, who fired at Coslett and an acquaintance. Coslett was treated for multiple gunshot wounds on his lower legs and butt.
The arrest affidavit alleges Johnston was trying to sell the prescription drugs to Coslett, but Coslett grabbed the pills and fled in a car driven by Justin Stieb. Johnston pursued the two men and a struggle ensued. Johnston told investigators he fired because he heard someone cocking a gun and he feared he was about to be shot.
In September Johnston pleaded guilty to possession of controlled substance Schedule II, a class four felony, and felony menacing, a class five felony. All other charges were dismissed by the DA. He will be sentenced Nov. 25.
Coslett will be sentenced Dec. 9. His attorney suggested treatment be incorporated into the sentence, to address Coslett's "long-standing history" of substance abuse.blog comments powered by Disqus