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Man Pleads To Drug Charges

A 25-year-old South Boston man pleaded guilty Thursday in Halifax County Circuit Court to six drug distribution charges, one drug possession charge and one firearms charge after reaching a plea agreement with the Commonwealth.

Quintin Eugene Tucker pleaded guilty to six cocaine distribution charges, one marijuana possession charge and one charge for attempting to possess a firearm as a convicted felon.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the Commonwealth, a charge against Tucker for misdemeanor DUI was nol prossed.

Under terms of the plea agreement, the court sentenced Tucker to five years in prison for each of the cocaine charges, with all suspended but two years, to five years in prison for the firearms charge, with all but six months suspended, and to 12 months in jail for the marijuana charge, with all time suspended.

The court ordered the suspended portion of Tucker’s sentence be conditioned on his good behavior for 35 years and ordered him placed on probation for two years following his release.

The court ordered Tucker to pay $600 restitution to the Virginia State Police and $39.96 restitution to the Halifax County Sheriff’s Department, and the court suspended his operator’s license six months for each drug charge, granting Tucker a restricted license upon his release.

In another matter, Tucker pleaded no contest Thursday to violating his conditions of good behavior as ordered by the court.

The court revoked Tucker’s previously suspended prison sentence for the offense but re-suspended any new jail time, conditioned on Tucker’s good behavior for 10 years.

Other Court Cases
• Anthony Dean Talley, 36, of South Boston, was convicted Thursday of the unlawful wounding of Jessie Cornell King following a bench trial.

The defendant is free on bond pending sentencing set for a date later in the current court term, with the court ordering him to stay away from his victim.

• Mary Margaret Francisco, 45, of Scottsburg, had a capias charge against her for a probation violation dismissed Thursday.