A 48-year-old man caught at a Millbrae Fairfield Inn with an ounce of methamphetamine and $10,000 in $20 bills will be sentenced to local jail time in April, if he does not get a new trial, a judge ruled this week.
Jesse Lin Antolin, of San Francisco, was ordered back to court for sentencing April 16; his attorney has made a motion for a new trial and a hearing on the matter will be held that day as well.
Caught in January of 2011, Antolin was convicted in November on a single charge of felony possession of drugs for sale.
Following that conviction, a trial was held on four alleged prior convictions for drug sales -- between 1994 and 2008 -- and the judge found those allegations true.
One allegation of a prior drug-sales conviction was found not to be true.
The latest conviction has been ruled a non-serious felony and because of the he cannot be sent to state prison.
On Dec. 13, the judge ordered Antolin's bail revoked and remanded him to custody because it turned out he was high when his probation interview was held.
The sentencing and hearing on motion for a new trial was delayed this week because defense indicated the trial transcript was not ready.
However, the judge indicated he would allow no further continuances in the case, determining that there would be a resolution to the matter on the next court date.
Antolin spent a time in a state mental hospital before his trial, having been judged incompetent at the time.