|16 months for violating probation|
|The Press - News|
|Written by Jim McGauley|
|Thursday, 20 September 2012 12:50|
A circuit judge sent a Bryceville woman to prison for 16 months after she pleaded no contest on September 12 to violating probation stemming from drug possession and sale cases dating back to 2009.
Melissa Pritchett, 41, gets credit for 149 days she has been in county jail since violating terms of a two-year probation by being arrested for drunk driving and failure to pay restitution.
Court records show that Ms. Pritchett sold methadone in the parking lot of Walmart to a buyer working for the sheriff’s department in March, 2009, and earlier that month sold methadone and other controlled drugs in a pre-arranged meeting in the parking lot of Ace Hardware in east Glen St. Mary.
She was arrested a third time in November, 2010 for possession of drugs after her vehicle was stopped for erratic driving on US 90 in downtown Macclenny. She was taking her children to school at the time.
During the same court session held a day after the usual Tuesday because of another drug trial that was cancelled when a key witness failed to show up, Judge Phyllis Rosier sent Andrew Altom to county jail for a year after he admitted to violating probation in 2010 cases of reckless driving and felony fleeing police.
The state dropped a charge of resisting police and allowed William Godwin Jr. to plead no contest to felony fleeing and driving with a suspended license. He has already served 68 days of a six-month jail sentence and will be on probation a year following release.
Judge Rosier also ordered him to pen an apology letter to the officers involved.For more court coverage, see this week's print edition or subscribe to the e-edition here.
|Last Updated on Thursday, 20 September 2012 13:19|