Three people were sentenced Tuesday in DeKalb County Criminal Court on drug charges stemming from an undercover investigation by the Sheriff’s Department.
Judge David Patterson presided.
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27 year old Jeffery Mark Hatfield of Smithville entered a plea to sale of a schedule II drug (oxycodone) and sale of a schedule II drug (methamphetamine). He was sentenced to six years in one case and four years in the other to run consecutive for a ten year TDOC term. Hatfield was granted probation and was fined $4,000. He must make restitution of $200 to the sheriff’s department.
30 year old Philando Darnell Fullilove of Shady Lane, Alexandria entered a plea to sale of methamphetamine over half an ounce and received a ten year TDOC sentence to serve but furloughed to Mission Teens. The term is to run consecutive to two other cases against him. Fullilove was fined $2,000 and given 112 days jail credit.
42 year old Stephanie Ann Pierce of Pea Ridge Road, Elmwood entered a plea to sale of a schedule II drug (methamphetamine) and received a six year TDOC sentence to serve 180 days in the DeKalb County Jail. She must make $200 restitution to the sheriff’s department and was fined $2,000. Pierce was given jail credit from August 28 through November 7.
The DeKalb County Grand Jury met in special session Tuesday, May 30 and returned more than 40 sealed indictments mostly against drug offenders.
Sheriff Patrick Ray said officers of his department appeared before the Grand Jury and presented cases against each offender as the result of an undercover investigation. "A variety of drugs were bought during this operation including Xanax, Hydrocodone, Marijuana, Methamphetamine, Subutex, and others," he said.
"Some of the indictments were for sale and delivery in a drug free zone which is an area 1,000 feet of a school, park, library, and daycare," he added.
Meanwhile, 31 year old Justin L. Murphy entered a plea Tuesday to domestic assault and received a sentence of 11 months and 29 days with six months of supervised probation and five months and 29 days of unsupervised probation. The term is to run consecutive to a DeKalb violation of probation he is currently serving. Murphy allegedly assaulted his victim by punching her in the left shoulder repeatedly leaving a visible bruise.