Golden man gets 5 years in prison

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

41-year-old pleads guilty to possession with intent to deliver

A Golden man was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, a class B felony.

Jerry Beck, 41, of Golden, pleaded guilty in March and will be given credit for time served in jail while awaiting the outcome of the case.

Beck was one of four people arrested on Dec. 1, 2014, at a home on Kestrel Court in Golden, where deputies executed a search warrant that allegedly turned up 50 grams of methamphetamine.

Others arrested included: Tara Jo Beck, 35, Benjamin Widhalm, 43, and Linda Dissette, 62.

Tara Beck is facing charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, a class B felony, and endangering the welfare of a child, a class C felony. She met a bond of $20,000 in December 2014 and is set for a disposition hearing on May 18 at 9 a.m. in the courtroom of Judge Jack Aaron Louis Goodman.

Widhalm's case was dismissed, and even though Dissette was arrested with the others, she does not appear to have faced any charges.

According to the Barry County Sheriff's Office, Deputy Bill Watkins was asked to respond to the home at about 11 a.m. with a Division of Family Services caseworker, who was responding to a call from the school about suspected child abuse.

Upon arrival, Watkins entered the home and met with the four, and the homeowner allegedly consented to a search that revealed more than 50 grams of suspected meth, as well as multiple syringes and other drug paraphernalia.

Tara Beck also allegedly admitted to hitting a 12-year-old living at the home.

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