"He's hot for meth."

That was the message Joe Shaw, the county's chief probation officer, conveyed when he entered the 35th District Courtroom Friday morning moments after defendant Matias Buitron Jr. took a drug test.

That might have been bad timing for the 26-year-old Brownwood man. He pleaded guilty earlier to burglary of a habitation and was waiting for District Judge Steve Ellis to announce his sentence. But first, Ellis directed that Buitron go take a drug test, and Shaw escorted him to the rest room for a urinalysis.

Ellis then sentenced Buitron to 10 years in prison.

Buitron entered an open plea, meaning he did not have the benefit of a plea bargain, and prosecutor Tommy Adams and defense attorney John Lee Blagg argued their cases for their respective sides.

Ellis asked Buitron a few questions of his own, and Buitron said he hadn't used drugs in a long time. After Buitron tested positive for methamphetamine, he said he'd been using pain killers because of pain in his wrists.

In other recent sentencing, according to information from District Attorney Micheal Murray's office.

Brandon Allen Fitzgerald, on probation for aggravated kidnapping - deadly weapon, was adjudicated and sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Mark Anthony Rivera pleaded guilty to two offenses of burglary of a habitation and was sentenced to 10 years in prison in each case.

Angelica Hortencia Alvarez, on probation for engaging in organized criminal activity, was adjudicated and sentenced to six years in prison.

Stephanie Michael Temple, on probation for possession of a controlled substance, was adjudicated and sentenced to five years in prison.

Donnie Walters, on probation for burglary of a habitation, was revoked and sentenced to five years in prison.

Tommi Deann Miller, on probation for possession of a controlled substance, was revoked and sentenced to five years in prison.

Samuel Sanchez Jr., on probation for assault against a public servant, was revoked and sentenced to four years in prison.

Jennifer Leigh Brents, on probation for possession of a controlled substance, was sentenced to 180 days in state jail.

Amanda Lynn Whorton pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced to 12 months in state jail. Whorton, on probation for possession of a controlled substance, was adjudicated and sentenced to 12 months in state jail.

Augustus Myers pleaded guilty to harassment by persons in certain correctional facilities and was sentenced to five years in prison. Myers pleaded guilty to unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, criminal mischief and evading arrest and was sentenced to 12 months in state jail.

The following defendants were sentenced recently in 35th District Court, according to information from District Attorney Micheal Murray's office.

Brandon Allen Fitzgerald, on probation for aggravated kidnapping - deadly weapon, was adjudicated and sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Mark Anthony Rivera pleaded guilty to two offenses of burglary of a habitation and was sentenced to 10 years in prison in each case.

Angelica Hortencia Alvarez, on probation for engaging in organized criminal activity, was adjudicated and sentenced to six years in prison.

Stephanie Michael Temple, on probation for possession of a controlled substance, was adjudicated and sentenced to five years in prison.

Donnie Walters, on probation for burglary of a habitation, was revoked and sentenced to five years in prison.

Tommi Deann Miller, on probation for possession of a controlled substance, was revoked and sentenced to five years in prison.

Samuel Sanchez Jr., on probation for assault against a public servant, was revoked and sentenced to four years in prison.

Jennifer Leigh Brents, on probation for possession of a controlled substance, was sentenced to 180 days in state jail.

Amanda Lynn Whorton pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced to 12 months in state jail. Whorton, on probation for possession of a controlled substance, was adjudicated and sentenced to 12 months in state jail.

Augustus Myers pleaded guilty to harassment by persons in certain correctional facilities and was sentenced to five years in prison. Myers pleaded guilty to unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, criminal mischief and evading arrest and was sentenced to 12 months in state jail.