DOBSON — Holly Ann Morris, of Lowgap, was convicted on a felony drug charge in Superior Court on Tuesday.
Morris, 39, of Wilderness Trail, pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine, a class I felony, and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
Presiding Judge A. Moses Massey gave her a six- to 17-month suspended sentence with 24 months of supervised probation.
“Solely due to the mandate of the legislature of this state this sentence is suspended,” Massey told the defendant. “I don’t think it’s justice that you’re not going to jail.”
Morris, who had no prior felony record, was also ordered to complete 50 hours community service within 120 days.
“Methamphetamine is horrible,” the judge added. “People who deal with methamphetamine are criminals and should be dealt with accordingly.”
• On Monday, Christopher Mark Simms, of Boone Trail, Purlear, pleaded guilty to felony larceny by defeating an anti-theft device, two counts of misdemeanor larceny and one count of second-degree trespassing.
He was given an intermediate sentence that included a suspended prison sentence of 15 to 27 months with 36 months of supervised probation and credit for 90 days served in the Surry County Jail.
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