CarsonCity man receives prison sentence for meth sales
Appeal Staff Writer
A Carson City man was sentenced to prison on Monday for selling methamphetamine from his Saliman Road apartment.
Jesse Thomas Archuleta, 48, will spend up to 32 months behind bars on a charge of possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell.
In asking for leniency, Archuleta told District Judge Todd Russell that he hadn’t used drugs in 12 years when he moved from California to Carson City to be near family.
“It was a beautiful place to live and seemed clean here, but then I just got caught up in (drugs). It just seemed like there were more drugs here than there was in California,” Archuleta said.
Assistant District Attorney Gerald Gardner noted this wasn’t Archuleta’s first arrest.
“When you are on your third conviction for a drug-sales offense, you don’t get probation,” he said.
According to court records, an informant bought methamphetamine from Archuleta on Dec. 30 and when officers searched Archuleta’s apartment they recovered 13 grams of methamphetamine.
Supporters of Archuleta’s that were in the courtroom began to weep at the sentence and as they exited, a woman loudly yelled into the courtroom, “(expletive) you!”
Bailiffs followed her into the hallway and she was warned against such behavior.
Also before Judge Todd Russell on Monday:
• Terri Ann Borgstahl, 37, was sentenced to probation for no longer than three years, with a suspended prison sentence of 16 to 36 months on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
• Duane Dale Cater, 42, had his probation revoked on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, after he tested positive for methamphetamine. Cater was given credit for 66-days time served and was remanded into the custody of the Department of Corrections to serve a prison term of 12 to 36 months.
• Carlos Sanchez Vaquez, 34, a prison inmate, pleaded not guilty to battery on a peace officer. A trial was set for June 4.
• Jesse Sillis-Teran, 19, pleaded guilty to felony burglary, felony possession of a controlled substance and gross misdemeanor false imprisonment. Sillis-Teran and two friends, allegedly including the business’ underage manager, staged a robbery at Wendy’s in which they locked the accomplice and two unsuspecting employees in a storage area and made off with the money. He faces up to 12 years in prison when sentenced May 7.
• Charles Taylor, 25, a prison inmate, was sentenced to an additional 12 to 30 months in prison for possession of a dangerous weapon while an inmate. He is currently serving up to 10 years for a burglary in Clark County.
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