After successful plea bargain negotiations Adam Patrick Hemmelgarn, 38 of Hooper was sentenced to 128 months of prison followed by three years’ probation. Prosecutors agreed to drop three other charges. Mr. Hemmelgarn will pay $15,100 in funeral expenses for the man who died after ingesting fentanyl-laced fake Oxycodone sold by Mr. Hemmelgarn.
The national media widely reported this and a related oxycodone case after the death of Jaydon Rogers on March 14, 2018. A Weber County Sheriff found Rogers unresponsive in his West Haven home on March 12, 2018, noticing a pill on the floor leading to an overdose investigation. Over the next few months Weber County Detectives and federal agents traced the fentanyl laced pills back to Mr. Hemmelgarn.
Rogers had been a wrestling coach at Freemont High School after college. He was a state wrestling champion in 2014 and won All-American honors at junior college.
Greg Ferbrache with co-council negotiated a plea deal for Mr. Hemmelgarn. Cases with intense media scrutiny, like this case can create pressure on prosecutors to seek harsh sentences. Opioid addiction and overdose is a national epidemic, garnering greater attention to individuals prosecuted for opioid offenses. If you or someone you know is struggling with drug addiction please call: 801-583-2500. The University of Utah offers a program for drug addiction treatment.
Greg Ferbrache is an experienced defense attorney and former prosecutor. Call him: (801) 440-7476 to ensure your right’s are protected.
https://ferbrachelaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/shieldlogov3.png00Greghttps://ferbrachelaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/shieldlogov3.pngGreg2019-09-23 17:04:082019-09-23 17:12:17Sentence Reduction In High Profile Oxycodone Case