(Stillwater) — A Cushing man who is accused of stealing morphine pills from a Cushing couple’s house, possessing marijuana as a second offense and possessing drug paraphernalia was ordered Monday to stand trial.
    Brandon James McQuillen, 21, remains free on a personal recognizance bond pending his arraignment in trial court June 19 before District Judge Donald Worthington. McQuillen had waived his right to a preliminary hearing on Monday.
    McQuillen could receive as much as 16 years’ incarceration and an $11,000 fine if convicted of the three-count charge.
    McQuillen was already on probation in two other cases. Prosecutor Dan Clem maintains that he violated the rules of probation by having his current charges.
    In 2006, McQuillen was charged with James Mitchell Hatch, 22, of Cushing, with concealing a Kicker speaker and amp that had been stolen from a Cushing man, court records show.
    McQuillen pleaded guilty and received a two-year deferred sentence last August from Worthington, who ordered him to pay $1,000 restitution with Hatch and perform 50 hours of community service within six months, court records show.
    Hatch had earlier pleaded guilty and received a two-year deferred sentence in March 2008 from then Associate District Judge Robert Murphy Jr., who ordered him to perform 150 hours of community service and complete a mental health evaluation, as well as any recommended follow-up.
    McQuillen also pleaded guilty last August to a reduced misdemeanor charge of breaking and entering a Cushing house in 2007, for which he was given a two-year deferred sentence, a $100 fine and an order to pay $365 restitution, court records show.
    The previous year, McQuillen was charged with misdemeanor drug possession, for which he was given a one-year deferred sentence in 2006, court records show.
    A defendant who receives a deferred sentence does not have a criminal record of the offense if he successfully completes probation.