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16 sentenced in Letcher Circuit Court cases

The following people were sentenced recently in Letcher Circuit Court:

• Samuel Adkins, 43, of 4312 HWY 805, Jenkins, pleaded guilty to complicity Nov. 13 to first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense (meth) (three years); complicity to second-degree trafficking in a Schedule III controlled substance (Suboxone) (three years); complicity to third-degree trafficking in a Schedule IV or V controlled substance (Neurontin) (three years); use or possession of drug paraphernalia (365 days). A charge of being a persistent felony offender was dismissed.

• Samuel Adkins also pleaded guilty Aug. 1 to flagrant non-support (five years) and was given probation. A charge of being a first-degree persistent felony offender was dismissed in that case as well.

• Ethan Daniel Lewis, 19, of 54 Frazier Ave., Whitesburg, pleaded guilty Oct. 9 to first-degree possession of methamphetamine, first offense (three years imprisonment); third-degree burglary (five years); buy/possess drug paraphernalia (90 days); second-degree criminal mischief (90 days); theft by unlawful taking under $500 (90 days). A charge of being a second-degree persistent felony offender was dismissed.

• Travis Webb, 28, of 295 Cook Branch, Ermine, pleaded guilty Nov. 14 to first-degree possession of a methamphetamine (first offense) (three years). He received probation. Webb had been given pre-trial diversion for three years and allowed to enter drug court in February, but violated the terms of the diversion in October and the charges were reinstated, but he was probated for five years.

• Ronnie Edmund Litton, 66, of 55 Lakeside Dr., Jenkins, pleaded guilty Oct. 21, to first-degree possession of methamphetamine (first offense) (three years); buy/possess drug paraphernalia (365 days); third degree burglary (five years). Litton received probation Nov. 13.

• Chelsea Renee Orr, 27, of 2581 Dorton Jenkins Hwy, Jenkins, pleaded guilty Nov. 13, to use/possession of drug paraphernalia (misdemeanor, 365 days). Charges of first-degree possession of methamphetamine and possession of a controlled substance were dismissed and she was placed on probation.

• Jonathan B. Asher, 31, of 173 Redale Rd., Pikeville, pleaded guilty Oct. 21 to first-degree complicity to trafficking in two grams or more of meth (firearm enhancement) (five years); first-degree fleeing or evading police (motor vehicle) (five years); operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, first offense with aggravator (30 days in jail, 30 days license suspension); criminal complicity to tampering with physical evidence (five years); criminal complicity to first-degree wanton endangerment (five years); two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment ( five years each); use/possession of drug paraphernalia (365 days); resisting arrest (365 days). Charges of speeding 26 miles per hour over the limit, failure to wear seatbelt, no/expired registration plate, no/expired registration receipt, no operator’s license and being a first-degree persistent felony offender were all dismissed.

• Jonathan B. Asher also pleaded guilty Oct. 21 to possession of a handgun by a convicted felon (five years), and the sentence was probated. A charge of being a second-degree persistent felony offender was dismissed.

• Green Russell Davis, 60, address unavailable, pleaded guilty Nov. 6 to failure to or improper signal; failure to wear seatbelt; and first-degree possession of methamphetamine, second offense, (one year). A charge of being a second-degree persistent felony offender was dismissed. He received probation.

• Melissa Lynn Combs, 42, address unavailable, pleaded guilty Dec. 4 to failure to wear seatbelt ($25 fine); use/possession of drug paraphernalia (365 days); and resisting arrest (365 days). She was placed on probation and released.

• Marshall Smith, 40, of 128 Moonshine Dr., Whitesburg, pleaded guilty Oct. 23 to first-degree possession of methamphetamine, second offense, (five years); use/ possession of drug paraphernalia (365). His sentence was probated for five years.

• Jeremy Shane Ritchie, 37, of 497 Oil Springs, Neon, pleaded guilty Nov. 13 to possession of a controlled substance, amended down from complicity to first-degree trafficking in more than 2 grams of methamphetamine (two years); first-degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense, amended down from complicity to second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (two years); first-degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense, amended down from complicity to third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, second offense, (two years); use/possession of drug paraphernalia (365 days). A charge of being a first-degree persistent felony offender was dismissed.

• Mark Can Bentley, 37, address unavailable, pleaded guilty Sept. 25, to first-degree trespassing, amended down from second degree burglary (365 days); third-degree criminal mischief (90 days). A charge of being a first-degree persistent felony offender was dismissed. He was placed on probation.

• Connie Nichole Fugate, 36, address unavailable, pleaded guilty Oct. 3 to flagrant nonsupport (probation). A charge of being a first-degree persistent felony offender was dismissed.

• Tara N. Blevins, 29, of 11025 Ky. Hwy 580, Staffordsville, pleaded guilty Nov. 13 to complicity to first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, amended from complicity to first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance with a firearm enhancement (6.5 years); use/possession of drug paraphernalia with a firearm enhancement (five years); complicity to carrying a concealed weapon (365 days).

• Corey Fraley, 42, address unavailable, pleaded guilty Dec. 5 to flagrant nonsupport (probation). A charge of being a second-degree persistent felony offender was dismissed.

• Justin Adams, 33, of 309 Arthur’s Loop, Jeremiah, pleaded guilty Nov. 6 to “hybrid D” possession of methamphetamine, amended down from first-degree possession of a controlled substance (one year); and use or possession of drug paraphernalia (365 days).

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