A Macclenny man was given a two-year prison sentence following his plea in circuit court on October 31 to multiple counts of selling crack cocaine to undercover buyers in the south city two years ago.
Elijah Thompson, 33, pleaded no contest during an abbreviated court session that day, and was given credit for 274 days he has been in jail. Judge Phyllis Rosier ordered him onto a two-year probation following release, and Mr. Thompson is liable for $520 in investigative costs.
The state dropped four of the original counts against him. The charges were upgraded because the sales took place within 1000 feet of the YMCA on Lowder St. Drug sales are considered more serious near churches and community centers.
Mr. Thompson was among three defendants given prison terms that day.
Cody Hodges, 24, of Macclenny admitted to violating probation from a 2011 grand theft charge and will serve an 18-month term, less 197 days in jail.
He was arrested at a Baldwin motel in December, 2011 where he was cooking methamphetamine.