While most court matters are on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a few cases are being heard, primarily to reduce the inmate population at the Jackson County Detention Center.

One defendant had a Superior Court case heard April 21, with Judge Brad Letts presiding. Information is obtained from records on file with the Jackson County Clerk of Court office.

Hannah Mikayla Hilton, 21, of Rosemont Road, Sylva, pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of methamphetamine. She was sentenced to not less than four nor more than 15 months suspended for 12 months and placed on supervised probation on condition she pay a fine of $25 and costs and obtain substance abuse assessment and GED. She also admitted to a probation violation. Probation was revoked with a sentence of 41 days activated,and she was given credit for 41 days served.