Jennifer Hairston, who was represented by Jonathan Jewell, appeared before Chief Judge Michael Thornsbury in Mingo County Circuit Court and pled guilty to an attempt to deliver a Schedule II controlled substance identified as Cocaine.
In return for the plea, the state dismissed her January sealed indictment F56 and proceeded on Information F93.
Mingo County Prosecuting Attorney C. Michael Sparks represented the state and said Hairston is exposed to a penalty of one to three years in a state correctional facility and a fine not to exceed $500.
She was remanded to Southwestern Regional Jail at Holden to await sentencing at 1 p.m. on March 23.
Two Mingo County men entered guilty pleas to drug charges on Friday in Circuit Court and were returned to jail to await sentencings. By entering pleas, they also avoided trials on charges contained in their indictments.
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Teresa D. Maynard represented the state in both proceedings and Williamson Attorney Jerry Lyall was counsel for the two defendants.
Curtis Lee Hight III, 26, of Williamson, entered a plea of guilty to Count I of his January 2009 indictment, which charged him with distribution of a Schedule I controlled substance (Marijuana) within 1,000 feet of a school. In return for the plea, the state is dismissing two other felony drug charges contained in his indictment.
Mingo County Prosecuting Attorney C. Michael Sparks said Hight is exposed to a prison sentence of one to five years and a fine of $1,000. He also faces a mandatory period of two years’ incarceration prior to parole.
Hight’s sentencing is scheduled for 9:45 a.m. on March 30 and he will spend the interim in the regional jail.
Alfred Joe Berry, 45, of Gilbert, pleaded guilty to Count I of his January indictment which charged him with delivery of a Schedule II controlled substance (Oxycodone). In return for the plea, the state will dismiss a second charge of delivery of Oxycodone and one count of conspiracy to deliver.
Berry is scheduled for sentencing at 9:45 a.m. on March 30. He is exposed to a prison sentence of one to 15 years and a fine of not more than $25,000.