The following case was decided Thursday in Appomattox County Circuit Court with Judge S. Anderson Nelson residing:
Jason Taft Arrington, 40, of Spout Spring, pleaded guilty to one felony charge of possession with intent to sell or distribute methamphetamine.
Arrington was sentenced to serve four years and six months of a 15-year sentence, with the remaining time suspended. Upon receiving credit for time served and good behavior, Appomattox County Commonwealth’s Attorney Les Fleet said Arrington would be serving a little more than three years.
Evidence laid out in court shows that on Jan. 14, Appomattox County drug investigators searched Arrington’s residence on a search warrant. Evidence seized at the residence were digital scales, smoking devices, cooking spoons, baggies with torn corners, containers with clear crystalline residue, and $610 cash belonging to Arrington.
Co-defendant Kimberly Dawn Mayberry, 27, also of Spout Spring, was apprehended along with Arrington. She pleaded guilty on July 25 to a similar charge and is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 26.
Arrington has multiple past drug convictions in Appomattox County. Court records show guilty pleas in 2005 to marijuana sale and cocaine possession with intent to sell, along with several marijuana possession guilty pleas in 2016.
Arrington will be evaluated for possible admission to the Department of Corrections therapeutic community.
Upon release from incarceration, his suspended time will require 15 years good behavior and three years supervised probation.
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