Alexis Acevedo appears in court from the Humboldt County Detention Center virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions on Oct. 20.
Alexis Acevedo appears in court from the Humboldt County Detention Center virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions on Oct. 20.
Two men were recently sentenced in Sixth Judicial District Court, with one given a chance to complete drug court on a diversion program and another sentenced to prison. 

Alexis Moises Acevedo, age 22, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance for sale, a category D felony in Nevada. 

Acevedo admitted to possessing heroin and/or opioids with the intent to sell on Nov. 29, 2018, in Humboldt County. 

The potential penalties for the category D felony include one to four years in prison, up to a $5,000 fine with eligibility for probation. 

Acevedo asked the court to be placed on probation and said that the offense he pleaded to had occurred before he had a chance to receive help and begin participating in a drug court program in Elko County. He apologized to the court for his past actions and behaviors. 

“I just want to continue doing good and I’m willing to do anything the court asks for me,” said Acevedo in his allocution statement. “I don’t want to go back to prison, it was the worst experience of my life. I want to continue going to meetings and counseling because that’s what’s worked for me.” 

Sixth Judicial District Court Judge Michael Montero reviewed Acevedo’s case history, which included a January 2018 deferred sentence with the condition he successfully complete Elko drug court, several probation violations and probation violation hearings in which his probation was reinstated until finally it was revoked and he was sent to prison. 

“That’s quite a history in one case and multiple opportunities given by the court,” said Montero. “I applaud Elko County for offering such a young man so much.”

Montero said that although he recognizes the gap in time between when the offense originally occurred and the hearing, he said the offenses were still significant. 

Acevedo was sentenced to serve 19-48 months in prison with 62 days credit for time served and ordered to pay a $3 DNA collection fee, $25 administrative assessment, $60 forensic fee and $250 public defender fee. 

“Mr. Acevedo I appreciate the allocution statement you provided and the steps you’re taking to improve your life and I hope once you satisfy that sentence you will continue to improve your life,” said Montero. 

Jeffrey Scott Martin, age 21, was given the chance at completing 18 months of probation and the 18-month Humboldt County Adult Drug Court program.

Martin, age 21, was originally arrested on April 20, on felony possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia with a $6,380 bail. 

At an Oct. 20, 2020 arraignment hearing, Martin pleaded to one count of carrying a concealed weapon, a gross misdemeanor. 

The possession of a controlled substance charge was dismissed per the plea negotiations. 

The potential penalties for the gross misdemeanor include a maximum of 364 days in jail, a $2,000 fine and the eligibility for probation. 

The charge indicates that Martin possessed a concealed weapon on Aug. 31, 2020, in Humboldt County. 

Martin was ordered to complete the diversion program and if he successfully completes the 18-month probation and drug court program then he will be allowed to return and remove his guilty plea and not have a gross-misdemeanor conviction on his record.