During the January 3 Fulton County Circuit Court session, Anthony Kerr Mejia, 24, pleaded guilty to Commercial Burglary and Theft of Property, for an August 2011 offense. Under a plea agreement, Mejia will enter the district drug court program, complete 100 hours of community service and comply with conditions set for 60 months of probation. Mejia was fined $1,500, and ordered to pay $1,370 in court costs and fees. (Mejia faces new burglary charges in Izard County.)
Nathan Gordon Lackey, 31, made a plea of nolo contendere (no contest) to Possession with Intent to Distribute Hydrocodone and Providing False Information or Prescription to Obtain Controlled Substance. Under a plea agreement, Lackey was given 60 months probation and ordered to pay a $2,500 fine and $895 in court costs and fees.
James A. West Jr., 21, pleaded guilty to Breaking and Entering and Theft of Property, for an August 2011 offense. Judge Tim Weaver sentenced West to 36 months in the Department of Correction. West was ordered to make $800 in restitution, pay a $1,500 fine and $770 in court costs and fees.
Under a Jan. 3 court filing, Joshua Langston was charged with Maintaining a Drug Premises, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia with Intent to Manufacture Methamphetamine and Possession of a Controlled Substance, Marijuana. The charges stem from evidence of drug activity at Langston's residence on Sept. 13, 2011, when Fulton County Deputies went to the home to serve Langston with criminal warrants from Baxter County.
Under a Jan. 3 court filing, Helen Leann McIntire was charged with Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia with Intent to Use and being a Habitual Offender. McIntire was arrested on Dec. 30, 2011 on outstanding warrants, and found to be in possession of morphine, oxycodone and dilaudid.