‘You’re lucky you are not going to prison,’ judge tells defendant in meth case

October 12, 2015
The Honorable Anthony A. Monton, 27th Circuit Court Judge.

The Honorable Anthony A. Monton of the 27th Circuit Court.

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor.

HART — A 45-year-old Hesperia man narrowly avoided prison when he received a one-year jail sentence for a methamphetamine conviction Monday, Oct. 12, in 27th Circuit Court.

Leon Jon Stanek, of 2909 S. Lakeview Dr., is convicted of operating/maintaining a meth lab. A second count of possessing meth lab equipment was dismissed in plea agreement.

“I’ve been struggling with drug addiction for a long time, and it’s probably a good thing that this happened,” Stanek

Leon Stanek with his attorney, Timothy Hayes.

Leon Stanek with his attorney, Timothy Hayes.

said to Judge Anthony A. Monton.

“You’re lucky you are not going to prison,” said Monton, adding that the sentencing guidelines for his conviction are 12-20 months.

Monton also ordered that Stanek serve two years probation; pay $1,750 in restitution that is joint and several with co-defendants; no alcohol/drugs; and his driver’s license is suspended for six months with eligibility for a restricted license after 30 days.

Stanek received credit for 130 days in jail.