Man sentenced to probation in painkiller case

Man sentenced to probation in painkiller case

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A judge has sentenced a Cottonwood Heights man to probation, community service and substance-abuse counseling for selling painkillers to teenagers.

Jace Derec Olson was given credit for 13 days he had spent in jail. He was sentenced last week.

In May, the 19-year-old pleaded guilty to third-degree felony attempted distribution and third-degree felony prescription fraud for selling the drugs. He also pleaded guilty to aggravated assault for stabbing his sister in the arm with a dart during an argument.

In May a judge sentenced Olson's parents, Luanne and Michael, to six months in jail and three years of probation in the case.

Assistant Attorney General Lana Taylor has estimated 10 to 15 people, ranging in age from 17 to their early 20s, got painkillers from the Olsons.

Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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