A pretrial conference for a man charged with allegedly distributing methamphetamine in the Sheridan area was held Thursday in Fourth Judicial District Court in Sheridan. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the details.
During the pretrial conference, both Sheridan County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Christina White and Defense Attorney Francis McVay concluded that the case against Brandon Hanni appears to be headed to trial. Hanni, last August, was arrested and charged with one count of Delivery of a Controlled Substance- Methamphetamine, and one count of Conspiracy to Deliver a Controlled Substance- Methamphetamine.
Due to the fact that Hanni’s attorney is based out of Casper, District Court Judge John Fenn went over what could be considered “jury trial conduct” with McVay to get him up to speed on trial protocol in Fourth Judicial District Court. The three day trial is scheduled to begin on Monday March 9 at 9 am. If convicted on both counts, Hanni faces up to 40 years in prison and fines of up to $50,000.