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October 8, 2012

Somerset man gets 30-year sentence on drug charges

Somerset —  

A Pulaski County man was sentenced to 30 years in prison last week stemming from his alleged behavior while awaiting sentencing for two drug-related convictions.
Jared Godin, 34, of Burnside, who appeared in Pulaski Circuit Court on Thursday for a sentencing hearing, had originally pleaded guilty to two counts of manufacture of methamphet-amine, according to Pulaski County Commonwealth’s Attorney Eddy F. Montgomery. 
The case reaches back to November 26, 2011, when Godin was allegedly discovered by authorities “cooking methamphet-amine in a deserted trailer in Poplar Estates,” according to Assistant 
Commonwealth’s Attorney David L. Dalton. 
Godin would later be arrested a second time on drug charges, this time in March 2012 by the Burnside Police Department, along with Constable Mike Wallace. The arrest happened after Wallace, serving an eviction notice, allegedly discovered a strong, chemical odor and smoke at the residence Godin shared with his wife while serving an eviction notice to the couple. 
Wallace had said that he told the suspects to come out onto the porch, but Godin “pushed his wife back in the house and locked the door,” said Wallace. “He kept telling her to get in the bedroom and shut her damn mouth, and a few other words as well.”
Wallace said that Jared Godin kept looking out the kitchen window, and “had meth liquid in a jar ... which he poured down the sink and went to wash the jar out.”
Authorities soon forcibly entered the home, where ingredients used in meth production, including Coleman fuel, ammonium nitrate, drain cleaner, tubing, a bottle of acid, and three used needles, were allegedly found.
Two children were also found at the home. 
Godin was indicted on both manufacturing methamphetamine charges by a Pulaski County grand jury and he pleaded guilty to both charges in July. 
Dalton stated that Godin accepted a 30-year prison sentence probated for five years, which means he would avoid jail time if he did not violate any terms of his court order. If any of those terms were to be violated, he would be sentenced to the full 30 years in prison. 

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