Shawn Herring is a 21 year old man from Wilsonville, Oregon. He has been charged with:
- violating probation six times
- possessing drugs
- giving marijuana to a 16-year old
- selling pot to a 13 year-old
He pleaded guilty to two counts of "delivering marijuana to a minor" and one count "delivering oxycodone to a minor".
But the judge Steven Maurer did not recommend jail time.
"It’s particularly troubling … that you are providing drugs to children…You had ample opportunity to get through treatment .. and have fallen far short of the mark."
"You are a ‘poster child’ for a prison sentence yet ‘you show some a glimmer of hope’ … At the end of the day, given your young age … there is still some hope for salvation or redemption,"
"We don’t trust you as far as we can throw you. We don’t believe anything you say…Your actions will have to speak for you."
"Miss a meeting with a probation officer, skip a treatment session, make one misstep and ‘you are gone, you are just gone.’"