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Brookland man sentenced on drug charges in Fulton

Thursday, October 6, 2005

A Brookland man who was assaulted by Craighead County jailers last year and then arrested in Fulton County for drug related charges will be getting acquainted with jailers at one of the state correctional facilities.

Terry Winston O'Neil, 49, was sentenced to 10 years in state prison Sept. 26 by Fulton County Circuit Court Judge Tim Weaver.

O'Neil was charged with multiple drug offenses after law officers discovered a methamphetamine lab inside a house on River Oaks Trail near Mammoth Spring.

Weaver also sentenced 20-year-old Kimberly Wade of Walnut Ridge to six years of probation.

According to the arrest affidavit, Wade served as an accomplice to O'Neil.

O'Neil was the subject of statewide media coverage in August of 2004 after he was allegedly beaten by Craighead County jailers.

Craighead County Sheriff Jack McCann said two of the four jailers involved in the beating have been fired.

Jennifer A. McFadden, 31, of Hardy was sentenced to six years of probation by Weaver.

McFadden was convicted of a single count of felony possession of drug paraphernalia. Other felony charges including one for felony manufacture of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, were dropped.

Fulton County prosecutors declined to pursue felony drug possession charges against Bonnie Hensley.

Hensley was charged after an October of 2004 traffic stop by the 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force.

A Mammoth Spring couple and a friend who were all charged with multiple drug offenses in connection with a November 2004 drug raid at the couple's home negotiated a plea agreement with prosecutors.

Douglas Ray Milde, 42, was sentenced to 21 years in state prison for three felony counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and one count of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine.

Milde's wife, 38-year-old Kimberly Raye Milde, was sentenced to six years of probation after she pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to manufacture methamphetamine.

The friend, LeAnn Hutson, 23, was sentenced to three years in the county jail for multiple drug convictions including possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance.

Christopher B. Coggins, 28, of Salem was sentenced to eight years in a state prison after he reached a plea agreement with prosecutors.

Coggins was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, with intent to deliver.

Joseph Robinson Jr., 35, of Mammoth Spring was sentenced to five years in a state prison for felony drug convictions.

Luetta Benedict, 48, of Fulton County was convicted of one count of possession of drug paraphernalia and one count of possession of methamphetamine.

Weaver sentenced Benedict to four years in a state prison.



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