EVANSTON — Garrett E. Condos of Lyman appeared for sentencing April 10 on a charge of delivery of oxycodone. Condos was convicted of the crime on arraignment, and was awaiting sentencing until a presentence report could be reviewed by the court.
The conviction follows the death of Carson Revelli, who died of a drug overdose Nov. 19, 2011, at the home of Condos and his brother, Jesse.
“He’s going to have to live with the fact that his best friend died because he provided the drugs,” defense attorney Geoffrey Phillips stated while recommending a lenient sentence for the defendant.
Condos then apologized to the victim’s family and to the court.
“What have you learned from all this stuff?” Judge Dennis L. Sanderson asked.
“Drugs — all the fun they’re supposed to be in that lifestyle is not true,” Condos answered. “I regret I had to lose a friend to learn that.”
The victim’s family was allowed to speak to the court during the proceedings.
“You left him laying on your floor for a couple of hours before trying to get help,” the victim’s mother stated. “He would not have done that to you.”
“He was left naked in his house,” Revelli’s father stated. “No one deserves to die that way.”
“Only when he takes responsibility for his actions that night will my burden be somewhat eased,” Revelli’s sister added.
And Revelli’s grandmother asserted the death had destroyed their family.
“There was no evidence we could find that this was anything other than an accidental overdose,” prosecutor Dean Stout told the court.
“It’s natural to want to seek revenge — that’s being human,” Sanderson told the family. “I see a young man who has the opportunity to turn his life around. You have to give up every friend you have who uses drugs or alcohol.”
Condos was sentenced to a withheld judgment, six months in the Uinta County Detention Center, three years of supervised probation, and must attend the “Thinking For a Change” class and pay $150 to the Crime Victim’s Fund.