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South Boston Man Guilty Of Drug Charges

A 64-year-old South Boston man pleaded guilty Thursday in Halifax County Circuit Court to five related drug distribution charges.

Herman Easley Lee Jr. pleaded guilty to three charges for possession with intent to distribute Hydrocodone and Acetaminophen and one charge for possession with intent to distribute Oxycodone, as well as one charge for conspiracy to distribute Oxycodone.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the Commonwealth, the court sentenced Lee to five-year suspended prison terms for each of the three Hydrocodone and Acetaminophen distribution charges and to a five-year suspended term for the conspiracy charge.

The court sentenced Lee to 10 years in prison for the Oxycodone distribution charge with all but six months suspended.

The court ordered the suspended portion of Lee’s sentence be conditioned on his good behavior for 30 years, ordered him placed on probation for two years following his release and suspended his operator’s license six months for each of the five drug charges.

The court ordered the defendant to pay $180 restitution to the Virginia State Police, $21.34 to the Halifax County Sheriff’s Department, in addition to paying $50 restitution and $6.32, respectively to those two police organizations, jointly and severally with a co-defendant in the case.

w Jason Ernest Moss, 32, of Clover, pleaded guilty Thursday to four separate charges for possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the Commonwealth, the court dismissed a show cause charge against the defendant for a violation of his pre-trial supervision with Halifax-Pittsylvania Court Services.

The case was continued to a date in the July court term in order for the defendant to be evaluated for the Detention and Diversion programs.

w Michael James Ashe, 25, of South Boston, entered an Alford plea Thursday to a third or more offense of the assault and battery of a family member.

Under terms of an Alford plea, a defendant does not admit guilt but realizes prosecution evidence would make a guilty finding at trial almost a certainty.

Under terms of the Alford plea agreement, the Commonwealth moved to nol pros an additional charge against the defendant for a third or more offense of the assault and battery of a family member.

Sentencing for the defendant was continued to the July court term.