District Judge Steve Ellis approved a plea bargain Friday that netted a 50-year prison sentence in a drug case.
Richard Donnell Franklin pleaded guilty to delivery of a controlled substance in a drug free zone, District Attorney Micheal Murray said. Ellis sentenced Franklin after Murray and defense attorney Kirby Roberts negotiated the plea deal. Franklin was arrested in a roundup of more than two dozen suspects in drug cases in December, Murray said.
In other recent sentences:
Jeremy Wayne Peel pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced to 30 years in prison.
Willard Franklin Thompson pleaded guilty to delivery of a controlled substance and was sentenced to 25 years in prison. Thompson, on probation for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, was revoked and sentenced to six months in state jail.
Clayton Lawrence Ford pleaded guilty to forgery and was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Jason Brooks pleaded guilty to delivery of a controlled substance in a drug free zone and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Wilda Hickerson, on probation for bail jumping and failure to appear, was adjudicated and sentenced to three years in prison.
Norman Dunn pleaded guilty to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and was sentenced to two years in prison.