A Halifax man, Robert Edward March Jr., was sentenced on Feb. 12 in Halifax County Circuit Court to three years in jail for a felony charge each of possession of controlled substance, distribution of methamphetamine and distribution or sell for profit a schedule I or II controlled substance.

Judge Kimberley S. White sentenced March to 65 years in jail but suspended all but three years conditioned on his good behavior for 50 years.

White also ordered the dependent to be on probation indefinitely, to remain drug free, to submit to monthly screenings and to submit to substance abuse evaluation as well as counseling and treatment.

The judge also ordered March to pay court costs within four years.

• James Michael Francis of South Boston was sentenced on Feb. 12 to 12 months and 20 days in jail for a felony charge of distribution or sell for profit a schedule I or II controlled substance, two felony charges of possession of a schedule I or II controlled substance, a felony charge of possession with intent to manufacture/etc. a schedule I or II controlled substance and two misdemeanor charges of driving with a revoked or suspended license.

Judge White sentenced Francis to 30 years and 12 months in jail with all but 12 months and 20 days suspended conditioned on his good behavior for 30 years.

White also ordered two years of probation; ordered Francis to remain drug free and to submit to at least monthly testing for the first year of probation with random screenings thereafter as well as substance abuse evaluation and counseling and treatment.

The judge also ordered the defendant to pay $150 to the Virginia State Police BCI fund and to pay court costs within two years.

• Allen Gemika Fallen of South Boston was sentenced on Feb. 12 to 60 days in jail for a felony charge of possession of a schedule I or II controlled substance, a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor charge of not having a valid driver’s license and a charge of failure to obey highway sign after entering into a plea agreement with the Commonwealth.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Judge White sentenced Fallen to five years, 12 months and 30 days in jail, but suspended all but 60 days conditioned on his good behavior for 10 years.

The possession of marijuana charge also was converted to a civil matter and assessed a $24 fine.

Judge White also ordered Fallen to complete VASAP, 25 hours of community service and to abide by any other conditions required by law.

The judge also placed the defendant under probation indefinitely and ordered him to remain free of alcohol and drugs and to submit to a substance abuse assessment as well as random drug screenings.

The defendant also was ordered to pay $530 in other fines.

• Dinisio Augusta Martin of Halifax had a felony shoplifting charge reduced to a misdemeanor per a plea agreement on Feb. 12 and was sentenced to be of good behavior for 12 months.

Judge White sentenced Martin to 12 months in jail but suspended all time conditioned on his good behavior for 12 months.

The defendant also was ordered to pay court costs within 12 months.

• Tray Lavour Palmer of Nathalie was sentenced on Feb. 12 to 30 days in jail for a felony charge of possession of schedule I or II controlled substance after entering into a plea agreement with the Commonwealth.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Judge White sentenced Palmer to five years in jail but suspended all but 30 days conditioned on his good behavior for five years.

Judge White also ordered a year of probation and ordered Palmer to remain drug free and to submit to random drug screenings as well as substance abuse assessment and treatment.

• David Edward Martin of South Boston was sentenced on Feb. 12 to 12 months in jail for two felony charges of being a felony in possession of weapon/ammo (not gun) after entering into a plea agreement with the Commonwealth.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Judge White sentenced Martin to five years in jail but suspended all but 12 months conditioned on his good behavior for 10 years.

Judge White also ordered a year of probation upon Martin’s release; ordered Martin to submit to random drug screenings; ordered the defendant to turn over all ammunition and related paraphernalia to the Commonwealth to be disposed of; and ordered him to pay court costs within 12 months.

• Frederick Walter Nevitt of Halifax was sentenced on Feb. 12 to 45 days in jail for a misdemeanor charge of trespassing after entering into a plea agreement with the Commonwealth.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Judge White sentenced Nevitt to six months in jail but suspended all but 45 days conditioned on his good behavior for 12 months.

Judge White also ordered Nevitt to remain off of the property in which he trespassed and to have no contact with the victim.

• Siedah Smith Chandler of Danville was sentenced on Feb. 12 to eight days in jail for a misdemeanor charge of failure to appear.