LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A Livonia man agreed to a deal with the Livingston County District Attorney’s Office to resolve a high-level drug felony Tuesday morning.
Brett Phillips, 29, pled guilty to felony Attempted Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree and agreed to attend Livingston County Drug Treatment Court as part of the Judicial Diversion Program.
“You understand that while in this particular case there will be no prison time, you will go ‘bed to bed’ meaning that you will be held until such time that a bed becomes available for you,” said Judge Robert Wiggins. “At such time, you will be transferred to a facility. […] I’m quite sure that you can do this. The question is, will you do this? You still want in?”
Phillips, represented by Lindsay Pratt-Quintilone, answered, “Yes sir.”
The agreement is for Phillips to complete drug treatment court and avoid further incarceration. The Judge warned that if unsuccessful, Phillips would have to serve 5 years in prison and 2 years on post-release supervision.
Phillips was arrested by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office on Aug. 27, 2016. The original charges were Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, felony Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree, misdemeanor Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, two counts of misdemeanor Criminal Use of Drug Paraphernalia in the Second Degree and misdemeanor Criminal Possession of a Hypodermic Instrument.