Kaleel Hassan Shakur, 48, of Appomattox, was sentenced to serve four years on a felony charge of possession with intent to sell or distribute methamphetamine. He was also sentenced to a total of 16 years of suspended time on the aforementioned charge along with possession of cocaine and possession of ammunition by a felon. 

Shakur also received six months for violating terms of probation, which will run concurrently with the four-year sentence. Eight years and 11 months of a prior suspended sentence was revoked and resuspended as a result of two probation violations.

Shakur had pleaded guilty to the drug charges during a Sept. 23 trial. 

Before sentencing, Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Kia Scott read a list of Shakur’s past criminal offenses, which include burglary, assault and battery, obstruction of justice, drugs and more. 

Shakur took the stand and said he has been sober since June 2020 and wants to enter the Second Chance and Recovery program when he is released. 

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