Bulletin staff report

Five defendants charged in drug-related offenses received lengthy prison sentences in recent 35th District Court cases.

Benito Espino pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced to 30 years in prison, according to information from District Attorney Micheal Murray’s office.

Emmanuel Sotelo pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and was sentenced to 30 years in prison.

Jacob Andrew Mendoza pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and was sentenced to 30 years in prison. Mendoza also was adjudicated and sentenced to 12 months in state jail on a theft charge.

Norman Bishop pleaded no contest to engaging in organized criminal activity and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and was sentenced to 25 years in prison in each case.

Colin David Matthews pleaded guilty to engaging in organized criminal activity (delivery of a controlled substance more than 400 grams) and was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Matthews also pleaded guilty in two cases of possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced to 10 years in prison in each case.

In other recent sentencings:

Charlotte Jane White pleaded guilty to credit card or debit card abuse and forgery and was sentenced to 10 years in prison in each case.

Jonathan Oneal Valentine pleaded guilty to theft over $20,000 under $100,000 and was sentenced to three years in prison.

Lisa Fay Campbell pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced to 15 months in state jail.

Ladarrius Jones pleaded guilty in two cases of assault against a public servant and was sentenced to four years in prison.