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Man gets almost five years for drug charges

Drug trafficking charges have landed a Kitts Hill man in prison for nearly five years.

Jeremy Sanders, 30, of 2011 County Road 61, pleaded guilty in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court Wednesday to third-degree aggravated trafficking in drugs and fourth-degree aggravated trafficking in drugs. Sanders, who is deaf, entered his plea through a sign language interpreter.

Judge D. Scott Bowling sentenced Sanders to a total of four years and 11 months in prison. In exchange for a guilty plea, Lawrence County Prosecutor J.B. Collier dismissed a count of aggravated drug trafficking and amended another count from a third to a fourth-degree aggravated trafficking.

Besides the prison time, Sanders will also be fined $7,500 and his driver’s license will be suspended.

In other cases:

Tony Henry, 58, of 70 Private Road 2560, Kitts Hill, pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs, which are felonies of the fourth degree.

Bowling sentenced Henry to a total of one year in prison and ordered him to pay $5,000 in fines.

Pamela D. Kerfoot, 36, of 402 Brubaker Dr., South Point, pleaded no contest to fourth-degree theft of drugs. Bowling found Kerfoot guilty and sentenced her to four years of community-controlled sanctions.

The judge also ordered her to undergo outpatient drug counseling from Family Guidance and to pay a $2,500 fine. Her driver’s license will be suspended for six months as well.

Michael D. Hankins, 33, of 15 Township Road 1405, South Point, denied violating the terms of his community-controlled sanctions. Bowling set a CCS trial for Feb. 16.

Stacy L. Hubbard, 27, of 105 Reed St., Oak Hill, denied violating the terms of his community-controlled sanctions. Bowling set a CCS trail for Feb. 9.

Stephanie R. Mobley, 24, of 1029 Township Road 309, Chesapeake, admitted a CCS violation.

Bowling sentenced Mobley to jail time until the end of February followed by three months of home confinement.