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Nathalie man pleads guilty to drug charges

A 28-year-old Nathalie man pleaded guilty Friday in Halifax County Circuit Court to five drug distribution charges.

Deshane Damont Brown pleaded guilty to three charges for cocaine distribution and two charges for imitation cocaine distribution.

The court sentenced Brown to 10 years each in prison for the cocaine distribution charges and five years each for the imitation cocaine distribution charges, with all but two years suspended.

The court ordered the suspended portion of Brown’s sentence be conditioned on his good behavior for 40 years and ordered him placed on probation for two years following his release.

The court ordered Brown to pay $455 restitution to the Virginia State Police and $32.28 restitution to the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office, and it suspended his operator’s license six months for each drug charge.

Other Court Cases
• Glenn Morgan Francis, 61, of Nathalie had a charge against him for the manufacture of marijuana not for his own use nol prossed Friday upon a motion by the commonwealth.

• Sherry Hughes Hackney, 38, of Nathalie, was convicted Friday of perjury.

The court struck two other charges against Hackney during the trial, one each for forging and uttering, and the court dismissed two other charges against Hackney, one for a violation of her good behavior conditions, the other for contempt of court.

Sentencing for Hackney was continued to a date later in the current court term.

• Jonathan Lamont Lipscomb, 27, of South Boston was convicted Friday of four cocaine distribution charges.

The court continued sentencing for Lipscomb to a date later in the current court term in order for the defendant to be evaluated for the Detention and Diversion Center programs.

• Raymond Edward Moten Jr., 22, of South Boston pleaded guilty Friday to three cocaine distribution charges.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, another charge against Moten for cocaine distribution was nol prossed.

The court continued sentencing for Moten to a date later in the current court term in order for the defendant to be evaluated for the Detention and Diversion Center programs.

• Leroy Devon Tucker, 35, of Roxboro had two charges against him nol prossed Friday upon a motion by the commonwealth.

Charges nol prossed included one each for possession with intent to distribute cocaine.