In this Jan. 8, 2019 photo, Merry Hosie poses for a portrait after taking a plea deal in Nephi, Utah's 4th District Court. As she begins a court-ordered plan to fight heroin addiction, Hosie says she is encouraged by an effort to strengthen the public defender office that represents her, and by early evidence of its success.
In this Jan. 8, 2019 photo, Merry Hosie poses for a portrait after taking a plea deal in Nephi, Utah's 4th District Court. As she begins a court-ordered plan to fight heroin addiction, Hosie says she is encouraged by an effort to strengthen the public defender office that represents her, and by early evidence of its success. The Deseret News via AP Annie Knox
In this Jan. 8, 2019 photo, Merry Hosie poses for a portrait after taking a plea deal in Nephi, Utah's 4th District Court. As she begins a court-ordered plan to fight heroin addiction, Hosie says she is encouraged by an effort to strengthen the public defender office that represents her, and by early evidence of its success. The Deseret News via AP Annie Knox