The following outcome were decided June 13 in Appomattox Circuit Court with Judge S. Anderson Nelson presiding:
Bridgett Dawn Martin, 31, of Appomattox, pleaded guilty to one felony charge of possession with intent to sell or distribute methamphetamine.
Martin, arrested March 18 as part of a drug sting conducted by the Central Virginia Regional Drug Task Force, was sentenced to serve one year and six months of active time with another three years and six months suspended.
According to prosecution evidence, Martin’s most recent offense took place June 4, 2018.
Judge Nelson said he was hesitant to not go above the sentencing guidelines drawn up by the prosecution (Commonwealth’s Attorney Les Fleet) and defense attorney (Craig Tiller) because of Martin’s extensive criminal history in connection with illegal substances.
However, Nelson went along with the pleas agreement, which includes conditions of five years good behavior, two years supervised probation and a $40 fine plus court costs.
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