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Clover man pleads to drug charges

A 30-year-old Clover man pleaded guilty Friday in Halifax County Circuit Court to eight drug charges after reaching a plea agreement with the commonwealth.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Theodore Jason Bradley pleaded guilty to one count of possessing cocaine and one count of possessing marijuana.

The defendant also pleaded guilty to one count of possessing a firearm while possessing cocaine, four counts of distributing cocaine and one count of possessing Methylendioxymethamphetamine, a controlled substance.

The commonwealth moved to nol pros another charge against Bradley for cocaine distribution as part of the plea agreement.

The court ordered Bradley be evaluated for the Detention and Diversion Center programs prior to sentencing, set for the March court term.

 

Other court cases

• In a case heard Dec. 11 in Halifax County Circuit Court, 29-year-old Joshua Kyle Webster of South Boston pleaded guilty to one count of distributing morphine.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, the court moved to nol pros three other charges against the defendant, one each for distribution of oxycodone, conspiring to distribute morphine and conspiring to distribute oxycodone.

Sentencing for Webster was continued to a date in the March court term. 

• Elijah Jarrod Porter, 41, of South Boston was convicted Monday of a charge for distribution of cocaine and a probation violation charge.

The court sentenced Porter to 10 years in prison for the drug charge, with all suspended but four years, conditioned on Porter’s good behavior for 10 years.

The court ordered Porter be placed on probation for two years following his release, submit to random drug tests and abstain from illegal drugs, in addition to suspending his operator’s license for six months and ordering him to pay $50 restitution to Virginia State Police.

The court revoked Porter’s previously suspended prison sentence for the probation violation but ordered no new jail time.