A 48-year-old Clover man, Earl Junior Dabbs, pleaded guilty Monday in Halifax County Circuit Court to a pair of drug possession charges.
Dabbs pleaded guilty to a felony charge for possession of a controlled substance and to a misdemeanor charge for possession of marijuana.
Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, Judge Kimberley S. White sentenced Dabbs to a five-year suspended prison term and a $500 fine for the felony and to a 30-day suspended jail term for the misdemeanor, conditioned on his good behavior for 15 years.
White ordered Dabbs to be placed on probation for two years, ordered him to pay court costs within two years and suspended his operator’s license for 12 months, with a restricted operator’s license authorized.
Other court cases
• James Douglas Coles, 44, of Vernon Hill pleaded guilty Monday to felony charges for driving while intoxicated after a prior related conviction and driving with a revoked license after a prior related conviction.
The commonwealth moved to nol pros two misdemeanor charges against Coles during the hearing for reckless driving and drinking while driving.
Sentencing for Coles was continued to a date in the October court term.
• Kevin Devon Miller, 40, of Java had a series of charges against him nol prossed by the commonwealth on Monday.
The commonwealth moved to nol pros five felony charges against Miller, including those for armed burglary at night, robbery of a residence, abduction by force, larceny of a firearm and transportation of a firearm as a felon.
The commonwealth also moved to nol pros a misdemeanor charge against Miller for destruction of property.
• Kenneth Lovell Piggee, 51, of Danville pleaded guilty Monday to a felony habitual offender driving charge.
White continued the case for adjudication to a date in the October court term.
In a separate case, Piggee pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge for speeding 67/45 MPH zone.
Sentencing in that case was continued to a date in the October court term.
• Tiffany Amber Boyter, 18, of Concord pleaded guilty Monday to a charge for petty larceny (not from a person).
White sentenced Boyter to a 12-month suspended jail term, conditioned on Boyter’s good behavior for 12 months, and White ordered Boyter to pay court costs in full within 12 months.
• Dick Melvin Walker Jr., 50, of Halifax was convicted Monday of a violation of his conditions of good behavior as ordered by the court.
The case was continued to a date in the October court term for disposition.