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A Sioux Falls man, who faced up to 35 years in prison for drug use, will only be serving a few months in the Minnehaha County Jail. Back in February, police found hundreds of syringes when they searched a home where 41-year-old John Haddock was staying. Along with the syringes, meth, and the evidence that children were living in the home were also found.

With his wife by his side, Haddock entered court without cuffs, not knowing if he would be leaving the same way.

At the end of February, a search warrant was served by the Sioux Falls Area Drug Task Force at the home Haddock was staying at in Country View Trailer Park. The home belonged to 31-year-old Amber Schwartz, who was also arrested.   

Prosecutors told Judge Bradley Zell what police found in the home to prove Haddock deserved to serve prison time. They said police found hundreds of syringes, used and unused. Some were sitting on the back of the toilet; others were lying on the hallway floor.

There were also Adderall pills, marijuana, and methamphetamine found, along with two guns.

Prosecutors also said the home had no running water and there were buckets full of human waste.
    
But there was also something else in the home, Schwartz's two children, whose ages are seven and eleven.

Haddock's attorney Lyndsay Dematteo said regardless of what he did in the past, Haddock has turned his life around. Dematteo said Haddock is successful in his current job, no longer uses, and should be able to spend time with his own son.

Judge Zell took Haddock's changes into consideration and told him to continue taking positive steps forward.

Haddock will serve 76 days in the Minnehaha County Jail on work release. He will also be on supervised probation for the next two years.

*This story has been edited to fix a previous error regarding a sentencing charge.
 
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