Change of Plea in District Court

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A 27-year-old Sheridan woman changed her plea on two drug related charges at a hearing Tuesday in Fourth Judicial District Court in Sheridan. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the details.


On April 16, Sierra Cannon was arrested and charged with Possession With Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance Within 500 Feet of the Boundary of a School Zone- Methamphetamine, and Possession With Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance within 500 Feet of the Boundary of a School Zone- Marijuana.

Cannon’s arrest in April was part of an investigation by law enforcement that resulted in Cannon, and two other co-defendants being arrested for selling and possessing drugs at an apartment on Marion Street in Sheridan. Pursuant to terms of a plea agreement with the State, Cannon pleaded guilty to both charges, which were amended to remove the language pertaining to the boundary of a school zone. The plea deal calls for a prison sentence of 3 to 5 years on each charge, and concurrent to one another.

District Court Judge John Fenn reminded Cannon that the Court is by no means bound by the terms of the plea agreement and that it could be rejected altogether at sentencing. Fenn ordered that a presentence investigation be completed and set the sentencing date for September 26 at 9:30 am. Cannon’s bond was revoked and she was remanded to the custody of the Sheridan County Detention Center to await sentencing.