A 43-year-old Halifax woman, Keisha Nichole Richardson, was sentenced Friday in Halifax County Circuit Court to 10 years in prison for each of three convictions for possession of a Schedule I/II controlled substance.
Judge Kimberley S. White suspended all time to that already served conditioned on Richardson’s good behavior for 20 years, and she ordered Richardson to be placed on probation for two years.
White also ordered Richardson to remain drug and alcohol free, undergo a mental health evaluation and pay court costs in full within two years.
Other court cases
• Nathan Edmund Coleman, 68, of Scottsburg was convicted Friday of felony shoplifting.
White continued sentencing for Coleman to a date in the July court term.
• Ricky Samuel Lacks, 45, of Drakes Branch was convicted Friday of a probation violation following a bench trial.
White revoked six months of Lacks’ previously suspended jail term for the violation, extended his probation for 18 months and ordered him to pay restitution at a rate of $100 per month.
White also ordered Lacks to pay court costs in full within two years and authorized work release, if Lacks were eligible.
• John David Newcomb, 38, of South Boston was convicted Friday of felony shoplifting.
Sentencing for Newcomb was continued to a date in the July court term.
• Jennifer Lynn Rodriguez, 26, of Halifax was convicted Friday of a probation violation following a bench trial.
White revoked 10 days of Rodriguez’s previously suspended prison term, with weekend jail service authorized, extended Rodriguez’s probation for 12 months and ordered her to pay court costs in full within two years.