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Illegal sale of prescription drugs draws three-year prison sentence

Thursday, August 8, 2002

A Dyer County man pleaded guilty Tuesday, July 30, in Dyer County Circuit Court to six charges of illegal sale of prescription drugs and was sentenced to serve six years in prison.

Danny Cryts, 43, of 4820 Millsfield Highway, pleaded guilty to six charges of illegal sale of prescription drugs, including two each of Dihydrocodeinone, Alfrazolam and Diazepam.

District Attorney General Phil Bivens told Judge Lee Moore the sales took place on Aug. 17, 2000, Sept. 21, 2000, April 9, 2001, May 10, 2001 (two sales) and April 25, 2002.

"Mr. Cryt's last sale of Dihydrocodeinone to undercover agents of the Dyersburg Police Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation he was out on bond on the other five charges and the sentence for that charge must be served consecutively to the others," Bivens said. "With all these felony convictions Mr. Cryts will qualify for all future convictions as a career criminal and have to serve any subsequent convictions at 60 percent before becoming eligible for parole."

Moore set five of the three-year sentences he awarded Cryts to run concurrently and the sixth to run consecutively, giving Cryts an effective sentence of six years. The judge also imposed fines of $2,000 on each charge, but suspended all the fines.

Cryts will be eligible for parole after serving 30 percent, or 21.6 months, of the sentence.

Nine other criminal defendants pleaded guilty and were sentenced recently in circuit court:

* Everett Agee, 40, of 622 Tigrett, Halls, pleaded guilty July 30 to a charge of felony failure to appear and was sentenced to serve 60 days in the Dyer County Jail.

* Lonnie A. Lewis, 24, of 4713 Conner White Road, Ripley, pleaded guilty July 30 to a charge of burglary and was sentenced to serve three years in prison. He will be eligible for parole after serving 30 percent, or 10.8 months, of the sentence.

* Kenneth Lumley, 28, of 333 Graves Road, Henning, pleaded guilty July 30 to two charges of violation of the motor vehicle habitual offender act and was sentenced to serve two years, six months in prison. He will be eligible for parole after serving 30 percent, or nine months of the sentence.

* Amanda Renee Marbrey, 20, of 137 Longfellow Ave., Dyersburg, pleaded guilty July 30 to simple possession of methamphetamine and was sentenced to serve 30 days in the Dyer County Jail and 11 months, 29 days of supervised probation.

* Wilmon Sonny Moses III, 26, of 203 St Joseph St., Dyersburg, pleaded guilty June 18, to a charge of possession of more than .5 gram of cocaine with intent to sell or deliver and was sentenced to serve five years in prison and to pay a $2,000 fine. He will be eligible for parole after serving 30 percent, or 18 months of the sentence.

* Randy E. Reeves, 37, of 6308 Highway 104, Dyersburg, pleaded guilty July 30 to a charge of simple possession of marijuana and was sentenced to serve 30 days in the Dyer County Jail and 11 months, 29 days of supervised probation and to pay a $250 fine.

* Kenneth Lee Rose, 38, of 518 Brown St., Dyersburg, pleaded guilty July 30 top a charge of driving under the influence of an intoxicant and was sentenced to serve 10 days in the Dyer County Jail and 11 months, 29 days of supervised probation and to pay a $350 fine.

* Julian Simpson, 19, of 70 Carol Leggett Road, Ripley, pleaded guilty July 30 to a charge of conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and was sentenced to serve two years of supervised probation.

* Michel Tyler, 24, of 326 Wilson Ave., Dyersburg, pleaded guilty July 30 to a charge of sale of less than .5 ounce of marijuana and was sentenced to serve 30 days in the Dyer County Jail and 11 months, 29 days of supervised probation and to pay a $250 fine.

* James Wells, 42, of 607 Peabody Ave., Dyersburg, pleaded guilty July 30 to a charge of facilitating the sale of more than .5 gram of cocaine and was sentenced to serve three years of supervised probation.



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