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South Boston man pleads guilty to drug charges

A 39-year-old South Boston man pleaded guilty Thursday in Halifax County Circuit Court to one count of cocaine possession and two counts of cocaine distribution.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, Carlton Leviticus Chalmers pleaded guilty to the drug charges, with the commonwealth moving to nol pros two charges against the defendant for conspiracy to distribute cocaine.

The court sentenced Chalmers to five years in prison for each of the convictions with all but four years suspended and with credit for time served, conditioned on the defendant’s good behavior for 15 years.

The court ordered Chalmers to be placed on probation for one year following his release and to pay $120 restitution to Virginia State Police, in addition to suspending his operator’s license for 18 months.

In another matter, the court convicted Chalmers of a probation violation, revoking his previously suspended prison sentence but ordering no new jail time.

 

Other Court Cases

Anthony Jerome Faulkner, 27, of South Boston pleaded guilty Thursday to two charges, distribution of cocaine as a principle in the second degree and distribution of cocaine.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, a charge against the defendant for contempt of court was nol prossed upon a motion by the commonwealth.

The court sentenced Faulkner to five years in prison for each offense with all time suspended, conditioned on Faulkner’s good behavior for 10 years, and it ordered him to pay $110 restitution to Virginia State Police.

 Jesse Devon Bertram Monroe, 28, of South Boston pleaded guilty Thursday to four drug distribution charges, two for possession with intent to distribute cocaine and two for possession with intent to distribute an imitation Schedule I/II controlled substance.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, the court sentenced the defendant to five years in prison for each conviction, with all time suspended to time already served conditioned on his good behavior for 20 years.

The court ordered Monroe placed on probation for one year, suspended his operator’s license for 24 months, ordered him to pay $240 restitution to Virginia State Police within one year and ordered him to pay court costs within one year.

 Shamon Isidore Terry, 28, of South Boston had two charges against him nol prossed Thursday, including those for a probation violation and contempt of court.

 Tina Louise Tuck, 40, of South Boston was convicted Thursday of two counts of forgery of a public record and two counts of uttering a forged public record.

The court sentenced Tuck to two years in prison for each offense, with all but one year and six months suspended, with six months to run concurrently with time received in another jurisdiction.

The court ordered the suspended portion of Tuck’s sentence be conditioned on her good behavior for eight years and ordered her placed on probation for one year.

In another matter, a lower court conviction for driving on a suspended operator’s license was nol prossed on appeal Thursday.

 Mark William Womack, 33, of South Boston pleaded guilty Thursday to breaking and entering the dwelling of Kenneth Rice, possessing a firearm after having been convicted of a felony within the past 10 years and grand larceny of a firearm.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, a charge against the defendant for misdemeanor destruction of personal property was nol prossed.

The court sentenced Womack to a 20-year suspended prison sentence for breaking and entering, a five-year suspended sentence for grand larceny and five years in prison, with all but four years suspended, for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.

The court ordered the suspended portion of Womack’s sentence be conditioned on his good behavior for 20 years and ordered him placed on probation for two years following his release, including one year in treatment after four years of jail time.

The court additionally ordered Womack to pay $500 restitution to Kenneth Rice.

In another matter, the court convicted Womack of a probation violation, with the court revoking the defendant’s previously suspended prison sentence but ordering no new jail time on that charge, conditioned on Womack’s good behavior for five years to run concurrently with the 20-year probationary period.