Drug dealer sentenced to 54 years

January 30, 2010 11:32:00 PM

Tim Pratt -

 

STARKVILLE -- As the first week of Oktibbeha County Circuit Court wrapped up this week, a man who pleaded guilty in November to 10 drug charges was sentenced to more than 50 years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections system. 

 

Judge Jim Kitchens on Friday sentenced Michael McKeogh to 12 years for the sale of MDMA, which is the active ingredient in ecstasy, 12 years and a $5,000 fine for the sale of LSD, 10 years for the sale of Hydrocodone, 8 years for possession of amphetamine greater than 2 grams but less than 10 grams, 6 years for possession of Hydrocodone more than 20 doses but less than 40 doses, 4 years for the sale of Clonazepam, and 1 year for each of two counts of sale of marijuana less than 30 grams. McKeogh also received 8 years for possession of Alprazolam greater than 100 doses but less than 500 doses and 3 years for possession of marijuana more than 30 grams but less than 250 grams, although those sentences are to run concurrently with the 54-year sentence he received for the previous charges. 

 

McKeogh was one of a number of defendants facing drug cases who were seen by Judge Kitchens and Judge Lee Howard this week in Circuit Court. 

 

Judge Howard on Friday sentenced Christopher Hudson to 5 years in the MDOC system for sale of marijuana within 1,500 feet of a park, plus a $500 fine and 5 years of post-release supervision. Hudson also received 5 years and a $500 fine for possession of marijuana more than 30 grams with intent to distribute within 1,500 feet of a park. Additionally, Hudson received a combined 6 years for two counts of sale of marijuana more than 30 grams and 1 year for sale of marijuana less than 30 grams, although those three sentences are to run concurrently with the 10 years he already received. 

 

Also on Friday, Judge Kitchens sentenced Marcus Carpenter to 1 year in the MDOC system, plus a $500 fine and 4 years of post-release supervision for felony fleeing a law enforcement officer. 

 

Judge Kitchens also sentenced Daniel Schrekengost to 1 year of house arrest, followed by 4 years of probation and a $2,000 fine for DUI, third offense. 

 

Earlier in the week, Kitchens and Howard handed down sentences and heard pleas from dozens of offenders. 

 

Robert Neal pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of sale of cocaine and one count of possession of marijuana more than 500 grams with intent to distribute. He is scheduled for sentencing in Judge Howard''s courtroom Feb. 4. 

 

Judge Howard sentenced Calvin Tate to 2 years in the MDOC system, plus a $1,000 fine and 5 years of post-release supervision for possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. 

 

Judge Kitchens sentenced Gregory Johnson to 10 years for fondling, although 7 years were suspended, plus a $1,000 fine and 5 years of post-release supervision. 

 

Judge Howard sentenced Walter O''Bryant to 10 years, which were suspended, plus a $500 fine and $475 in restitution for identity theft. O''Bryant received 5 years of probation. 

 

Judge Howard also sentenced Christopher Thompson to 16 years for sale of cocaine, plus a $5,000 fine and 5 years of post-release supervision. 

 

Judge Kitchens sentenced Perry Lee Cummings to 1 year of house arrest and 4 years of post-release supervision, plus a $200 fine and $200 in restitution to the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, for possession of cocaine more than two grams but less than 10 grams. 

 

Judge Kitchens also sentenced Meco Marquez Hearn to a combined 2 years of house arrest and 4 years of probation for two counts of sale of marijuana less than 30 grams. Hearn also must pay $500 in fines and $500 in restitution. 

 

April Jenkins was sentenced by Judge Kitchens to 10 years, which were suspended, for one count of uttering forgery. Jenkins now faces 5 years of probation, a $100 fine and must pay $4,018.61 in restitution. 

 

Judge Kitchens sentenced Kenneth Glenn to 5 years in the MDOC system for possession of stolen property. Glenn also faces a $200 fine and 5 years of post-release supervision. 

 

On Wednesday, Judge Howard sentenced James Ellis to 4 years of probation and a $1,000 fine for possession of cocaine. 

 

Judge Howard also sentenced Marco Izquierda to 15 years, which were suspended, for identity theft. Izquierda must pay $774.89 in restitution and faces 5 years of probation. 

 

Judge Howard sentenced Anjoure Teel to 15 years for identity theft, plus a $1,000 fine, and he must pay $1,366.83 in restitution. 

 

Andrew Nash was sentenced by Judge Howard to 1 year of house arrest, followed by 4 years of probation, for DUI, third offense. Nash also must pay a $2,000 fine. 

 

Additionally, Judge Howard sentenced Matthew McDowell to 1 year of house arrest, followed by 4 years of probation, for DUI, third offense. He also must pay a $2,000 fine. 

 

Judge Kitchens sentenced Parris Bishop to 10 years, which were suspended, in MDOC for possession of stolen property worth more than $500. Bishop faces 5 years of probation, a $500 fine and must pay $110 in restitution. 

 

Benjamin Barker pleaded guilty in Judge Howard''s courtroom to sale of marijuana more than 30 grams but less than 250 grams. His sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 4. 

 

Judge Howard sentenced Bakari Gibson to 20 years in the MDOC system, plus a $500 fine and $2,451.70 in restitution for burglary of a dwelling. He also faces 5 years of post-release supervision. 

 

Judge Howard sentenced Ian Few to a combined 2 years for six counts of sale of marijuana. Few received 1 year for each of two counts of sale of marijuana within 1,500 feet of a school, then received 1 year for each of the remaining four counts of sale of marijuana less than 30 grams, although the remaining 4 years are to be served concurrently with the 2 years he already received. Few also must pay a $1,000 fine and court costs. 

 

On Tuesday, Judge Howard sentenced Debra Odom to 3 years, which were suspended, for felony false pretense. Odom now faces 3 years of probation, a $500 fine and $1,280 in restitution. 

 

Judge Howard also sentenced Ashley McCoy to 1 year of house arrest, followed by 4 years of probation, for one count of malicious mischief. McCoy also faces a $500 fine and must pay $3,177.28 in restitution. 

 

Additionally, Judge Howard on Tuesday sentenced Jeremy Rice to 25 years, though 13 were suspended, for burglary of a dwelling. Rice also faces 5 years of post-release supervision, a $1,000 fine and must pay $220 in restitution. 

 

On Monday, Judge Kitchens sentenced David Mayne to 1 year, a $250 fine and $250 in restitution to the Starkville Police Department for one count of sale of marijuana between 30 and 250 grams.