Posted 12 months ago
By Fred Gough
One of three men arrested in December of 2010 and granted 18-months community corrections is off to prison for 18-months. That was handed down Friday by Judge Tim Chambers after Patrocino Chacon was found to have violated his corrections numerous times.
He had entered “no contest” pleas to possession of cocaine with intent to sell, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to package a controlled substance, and two counts of no tax stamp. Judge Chambers granted him community corrections after a co-defendant, Antonio Cordero admitted the drugs found were his.
But, after going before the judge twice before for being in violation of his corrections, the judge decided against the defense request for a 180-day sanction and order him to prison for 18-months.
Cordero had entered a plea to charges of possession of cocaine and possession of marijuana with intent to sell or distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to package, and two counts of no drug tax stamp and was sentenced to 33-months in prison by Judge Trish Rose.
Deputy District Attorney Tom Stanton had earlier told the court that the drugs had an estimated street value of around 30-thousand dollars, plus they also found a gun.
The case starts on December 29, of 2010 when a search warrant was served on a home at 901 South Main in South Hutchinson.
Officers say when they started to make entry into an apartment building behind the main residence, Chacon was seen running from the rear of the building wearing a blue shirt and a coat. When he was taken into custody, he no longer had the coat. Officers say his coat was found sitting on top of numerous bags of marijuana, powder cocaine, and crack cocaine, along with packaging materials. There was a smaller amount of marijuana found inside his jeans pocket.
They reportedly found 8-ounces of powder cocaine in 14-individual bags and one bag containing a rock, or 6-ounces of crack cocaine, and then a half pound of marijuana in approximately 6- separate bags. They also allegedly found a 40-caliber handgun in the residence.
A third person arrested in the case faces more serious matters. Isaac Beltran is awaiting trial on a charge of second degree murder and criminal possession of a firearm. He was arrested as a result of the shooting death of 26-year-old Dustin Brooks in the alley behind the home where Beltran lived 203 North Cleveland, on October 31, 2012.
Beltran had been granted corrections in the drug case after his arrest with Chacon and Cordero.