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Wylie, Sorrell sentenced for drug possession

POLSON – A Pablo woman convicted of criminal possession of dangerous drugs stemming from a heroin smuggling incident had her sentencing deferred for three years. Ishan Adalin Wylie had served 48 days in the Lake County jail before being sentenced by District Court Judge James Manley on March 7.

According to court records, Wylie had accompanied 26-year-old Jay Sorrell, also of Pablo, to Spokane on Feb. 3, 2017 to buy heroin and bring it back to Lake County. Drug agents were tipped off about the plan by a confidential informant and intercepted Sorrell upon his return. A third occupant of the vehicle with Sorrell and Wylie confirmed to authorities they had indeed traveled to Spokane to purchase heroin and that it was hidden in Wylie’s rectum. Wylie was transported to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Polson where authorities say a zip-lock baggie containing 10 grams of heroin, divided into 100 “points” of one-tenth of a gram each, was removed from her body.

Judge Manley ordered Wylie to pay the $800 public defender fee and attend intensive outpatient chemical dependency treatment. The Judge also noted that Wylie has no prior convictions on her record and could have this felony conviction removed from her record provided she abides by the conditions of her deferment period.

Sorrell, who also received a three year deferred sentence for charges related to the above case, recently appeared again in Lake County District Court.

On Jan. 17, Sorrell entered a plea of guilty to criminal possession of dangerous drugs. According to court records, Sorrell was picked up on an outstanding warrant on Aug. 1, 2017 and was found to be in possession of methamphetamine. That arrest occurred less than two weeks after deferment of sentencing for the Feb. 3, 2017 smuggling incident.

Sorrell was sentenced to the state department of corrections for five years with an additional five years suspended to follow.

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