South Point men, others sentenced
Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 14, 2004
Two South Point men pleaded guilty this week to multiple drug possession and trafficking charges in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court.
Maurice Hopkins, 25, 42 Private Drive 121, South Point, pleaded guilty to 10 counts of possession, trafficking and complicity to traffick drugs including oxycontin and crack cocaine.
In addition, Hopkins pleaded guilty to possession of criminal tools and falsification.
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He was sentenced to more than 26 years in prison combined. The sentences will be served concurrently resulting a three years of actual imprisonment. Hopkins was fined $43,500 plus court costs. His driver's license was suspended for three years.
Keith Jessie, 28, 153 Township Road 268, South Point, pleaded guilty to eight counts of drug possession, drug trafficking and complicity to traffic crack cocaine.
Jessie was sentenced to more than 25 years in prison with all of the counts combined. His prison sentences, however, will be served concurrently meaning he'll actually serve five years in prison.
In addition, Jessie was fined $82,500 plus court costs. His driver's license was also suspended for three years.
A Lexington, Ky., man, Richard Vance Turner, pleaded guilty to two drug trafficking and complicity to traffic drugs. He was sentenced to serve four years in prison and fined $10,000.
An Ironton couple pleaded guilty to several counts of theft of an elderly person and identity fraud.
Angela Castle, 32, 277 Co. Road 7, Ironton, was sentenced to six month in prison and has to pay restitution to the victim.
Her husband, Donald Castle, 804 S. 10th St. Apt. D, Ironton, also pleaded guilty to related theft charges. He was sentenced to four years of community controlled sanction and must pay restitution to the victim.
A South Point man pleaded guilty to charges of vandalism, resisting arrest and assault on a police officer.
Robert Womack II, 35, 310 3rd st. east, South Point, was sentenced to six months in prison and must pay restitution to Lawrence County Sheriff's Deputy Amanda Efau.
A Hitchins, Ky., man pleaded guilty to multiple counts including possession of crack cocaine, aggravated assault on a police officer, failure to comply and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Jonathan E. Hall, of Hitchins, Ky., was sentenced to one year in prison and fined $1,250.