Sheridan Man Changes Plea in District Court on Numerous Drug Charges

A 26-year-old Sheridan man changed his plea on numerous charges at a hearing Thursday in Fourth Judicial District Court in Sheridan. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the details.

Kekich Changes Plea

Pursuant to terms of a plea agreement reached with the State, Kolter Kekich changed his plea on four charges stemming from three separate cases between December of last year and March of this year. Kekich pleaded “guilty” to three felony drug possession charges, two for methamphetamine, one for marijuana, and one count of misdemeanor defrauding a drug or alcohol test.

The plea agreement recommends 2 ½ to 4 years in prison for each of the felonies, and to run the sentences concurrently. The drug possession charges are being prosecuted as felonies due to the fact that Kekich has 9 previous similar convictions of drug possession. District Court Judge John Fenn ordered that a presentence investigation be completed and set the date for sentencing for August 17 at 9am. Kekich had his bond revoked and he was remanded to the custody of the Sheridan County Detention Center to await sentencing. Kekich is currently serving a jail sentence in the Detention Center for a DUI conviction in Circuit Court.



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Daniel Diefenderfer
13 days ago

Putting this man in prison isn’t the answer to his addiction problems, he needs to be placed in a rehab center for several years and a place where he has to work to pay for his long term care and ua every day morning and evening, and punished as it calls for. Its so easy to lock them up, and the system doesn’t help people at all. Like a ball and chain system. There are more drugs in prisons than on the streets, and inmates will do anything to get drugs. No disrespect for the court systems here in wyoming or any state. Has to be a better way, inmates need to learn a skill, and get a GED while they are working towards a better life.

Edward Capp
13 days ago

Well he didn’t learn the first 9 times….

Tia Macias
8 days ago
Reply to  Edward Capp

In the US its average for an addict to go to rehab 8 to 13 times

Tia Macias
8 days ago

I agree with this completely!