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Three get jail terms

Three county residents received time behind bars Wednesday after pleading guilty to drug charges.

Saturday, December 11, 1999

Three county residents received time behind bars Wednesday after pleading guilty to drug charges.

The three entered the pleas in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court before Judge Richard Walton.

Court action included:

– William M. "Billy" Bryant, 33, 1211 N. Second St., Apt 3, Ironton: pleaded guilty to two counts aggravated trafficking in drugs, third-degree felony, and two counts trafficking in marijuana, fourth-degree felony.

Bryant was sentenced to one year in prison on each count, to be served at the same time, a one-year driver’s license suspension and was ordered to report to prison Jan. 3. He must pay fines totaling $15,000, and court costs.

– Charles D. Jenkins, 47, of Railroad Street, Hanging Rock: pleaded guilty to trafficking in marijuana, fourth-degree felony, trafficking in drugs, third-degree felony amended to a fourth-degree felony, and theft by deception involving food stamps.

He was sentenced to six months in prison on each count, to be served at the same time. He was to report to prison Dec. 12. He also was ordered to pay $5,000 in fines and make restitution of $2,248.

– Charles Richard Burns, 20, also known as John Burns, of Buckhorn Street, Ironton: pleaded guilty to trafficking in drugs (pills), fifth-degree felony, and two counts trafficking in marijuana, fourth-degree felony. He was sentenced to three years community control sanctions under intensive supervised probation, including 90 days in jail to begin Dec. 29, and a six-month license suspension. He was ordered to obtain drug and alcohol counseling, pay $6,250 in fines and court costs.