A 38-year-old South Boston man, Sidney Thomas Mitchen, pleaded guilty Thursday in Halifax County Circuit Court to a pair of felony cocaine distribution charges.

Judge William Watson sentenced Mitchen to 10 years in prison for each distribution charge, suspending all but an effective one year and six months in prison, conditioned on Mitchen’s good behavior for 20 years.

Watson additionally ordered Mitchen be placed on probation for two years.

Other court cases

• Patrick Elliott Scarbrough, 38, of South Boston pleaded guilty Thursday to felonies for possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, oxycodone, and distribution of marijuana.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, Watson sentenced Scarbrough to five years in prison for the oxycodone possession charge, with all but one year and three months suspended, and he sentenced Scarbrough to a five-year suspended prison term for the marijuana distribution charge.

Watson ordered the suspended portion of Scarbrough’s sentence be conditioned on his good behavior for 15 years, ordered him to pay court costs within 11 years and ordered his operator’s license to be suspended for 12 months.

• Kade Quentin Conner, 27, of Scottsburg was sentenced Thursday to 10 years each in prison for three drug-related charges, two for distribution of methamphetamine and one for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine.

Watson suspended all but nine months in jail for one of the distribution charges, conditioned on Conner’s good behavior for 30 years, and he ordered him to be placed on probation for two years.

Watson additionally ordered Conner to pay court costs in full within two years.

• Don Gray Moore, 41, of South Boston pleaded guilty Thursday to a pair of charges for distribution of a Schedule I/II controlled substance (cocaine) and one charge for possession of a Schedule I/II controlled substance.

Watson sentenced Moore to 10 years in prison, with all but 12 months suspended for one cocaine distribution charge, to a 10-year suspended term for the other cocaine distribution charge and to a five-year suspended prison term for the possession charge, with all suspended time conditioned on Moore’s good behavior for 20 years.

Watson ordered Moore be placed on probation for three years, pay $480 restitution and pay court costs in full within two years.

• Daquan Antonio Wright, 26, of South Boston was convicted Thursday of a felony charge for carrying a concealed weapon and a misdemeanor charge for petty larceny.

The commonwealth moved to nol pros a felony charge against Wright during the hearing for receiving a stolen firearm or aiding in concealing a stolen firearm.

Watson sentenced Wright to a five-year suspended prison term for the felony and a 12-month suspended jail term for the misdemeanor, conditioned on Wright’s good behavior for six years.

Watson ordered Wright to be placed on probation for 12 months and ordered him to pay court costs within one year.

• Melquan Rashaun Carr, 29, of Halifax had a charge against him for a violation of his conditions of good behavior as ordered by the court dismissed on Thursday.

• Raashaun De’Shay Newman, 33, of Halifax pleaded guilty Thursday to a felony charge of obtaining money under false pretenses, a second or additional conviction, and he also pleaded guilty to a felony charge of possessing a controlled substance.

Watson continued sentencing for Newman to a date in the November court term.

• Joseph C. Whittington III, 29, of Halifax was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison for possession of a Schedule I/II controlled substance (cocaine), with all but 30 days suspended.

Watson ordered the suspended portion of Whittington’s sentence be conditioned on the defendant’s good behavior for 10 years, ordered him to be placed on probation for one year and ordered the defendant to submit to random drug and alcohol screens.

• Tyler Ray Rankin, 22, of Staunton had a charge against him for felony possession of a Schedule I/II controlled substance, methadone, taken under advisement on Thursday, with the defendant placed under first offender status for that charge until Sept. 3.

Also on Thursday, Rankin pleaded guilty to misdemeanor shoplifting, with Watson ordering Rankin to perform 25 hours of community service and ordering the defendant to stay out of Walmart.

• Jamie A. Seamster, 29, of Vernon Hill was convicted Thursday of a probation violation.

Watson revoked Seamster’s previously suspended jail term for the violation but re-suspended all but two years, conditioned on Seamster’s good behavior for 30 years.

Watson additionally ordered Seamster to pay court costs within nine years.

• Lisa Ann Womack, 49, of Vernon Hill had a charge against her for possession of a Schedule I/II controlled substance dismissed Thursday in Halifax County Circuit Court.

• Matthew R. McClean, 40, of South Boston pleaded guilty Thursday to a misdemeanor embezzlement charge.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, Watson sentenced McClean to a 12-month suspended jail term conditioned on McClean’s good behavior for 12 months, and he ordered the defendant not to return to the property of his victim.

• Tyler Lacy Martin, 23, of Clover was convicted Thursday of a probation violation.

Watson continued sentencing for Martin to a date in the October court term, with the defendant free on bond until that time.