NEWPORT, NH–Kasey Decato, 29, of Claremont was sentenced in Sullivan Superior Court on August 14 to serve a 12-month term of incarceration at the Sullivan County House of Corrections. Decato received a 12-month term of incarceration for falsifying physical evidence. Decato was further sentenced to 2-5 years at the New Hampshire State Prison for a probation violation, which was suspended for a period of 5 years conditioned upon good behavior, and if imposed, will be served consecutive to the 12-month sentence at the Sullivan County House of Corrections. Decato, as part of the 12-month sentence at the Sullivan County House of Corrections, will be evaluated for the Sullivan County TRAILS Program, which is an intensive incarceration based treatment program.
Decato was taken into custody by the New Hampshire Department of Corrections on May 3, 2018. After further investigation, it was determined that Decato had orally consumed a quantity of the controlled drug marijuana in the presence of the New Hampshire Department of Corrections, Probation/Parole, which had responded to a residence in Claremont to conduct a home visit relative to their Probation Supervision of Decato.
“The law enforcement community of Sullivan County is resolute in the efforts to stop the influx of dangerous drugs in this community, and the impact that they have on the people of Sullivan County,” said Sullivan County Attorney Marc Hathaway. “The Sullivan County Attorney’s Office is determined to prosecute these crimes in ways designed to keep the people of Sullivan County safe, meeting the punitive, rehabilitative, and deterrence objectives of sentencing, while also addressing the dangerous influences of controlled drugs at all phases of the criminal prosecution.”
The New Hampshire Department of Corrections, Probation/Parole, conducted this investigation, and the case was prosecuted by Deputy Sullivan County Attorney Justin Hersh.
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