Methamphetamine distribution charges were handed down Tuesday on a Bismarck man already on federal probation for that same offense.
Randy L. McEntire, 50, faces a single count of distribution of a controlled substance with a $75,000 bond. He is already in the county jail on first-degree burglary and unlawful use of a weapon charges. Bond is set at $35,000 on those charges.
The most recent distribution charge stems from an undercover investigation in the fall of 2012.
According to law enforcement documents, a confidential informant made a call to McEntire asking if (the informant) could come to his Bismarck home. He gave permission and the informant was equipped with a recorder and given $300 to purchase methamphetamine.
Authorities followed the informant to the address and the informant made a buy. During a debriefing following the transaction, authorities learned the informant went into the home and greeted McEntire. The informant watched as McEntire sold another person an undisclosed amount of the drug. That person left and the informant proceeded to ask McEntire for methamphetamine.
After the transaction, authorities received a small plastic bag of off-white powder from the informant. The powder field-tested positive for methamphetamine.
The burglary and weapons charges are related to an incident that occurred on Jan. 23 in Park Hills.
According to court documents, when police arrived on the scene, witnesses reported McEntire had entered the house uninvited and was looking for a woman.
A man at the home reportedly told police he came out of a bathroom and saw McEntire walking through the living room. He said he stopped McEntire to keep him from speaking with the female. He said McEntire went to the kitchen and got a knife, allegedly saying he was going to stab anyone who tried to get in his way. The witness told police he and another man tried to talk to McEntire but he began to lunge at them.
The police report states that at that point a female, not the female McEntire demanded to see, talked McEntire into giving her the knife. The two males then grabbed him and pushed him out of the back door.
When he continued to bang on windows and the door, the police were called.
Both incidents happened while McEntire was on supervised probation for his role in a January 1995 federal indictment charging 14 individuals with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. As part of a plea agreement entered in June of 1996, he was sentenced to 262 months in prison.
McEntire was granted probation in October of 2009. That probation was revoked in August 2011 when he failed to comply with the terms. He was then sent back to prison for seven months and was released upon completion to serve another 48 months on supervised probation.
He violated that probation in January when he was arrested in Park Hills, and was sentenced to 13 months in the federal correctional complex in Terre Haute, Ind.
On Oct. 23 he was extradited back to St. Francois County to answer to the aforementioned burglary and assault charges.
In separate cases, a French Village man who was on probation was sentenced to 20 years in prison for drug charges.
Circuit Court Judge Kenneth W. Pratte sentenced Jamie S. Allen, 34, of French Village, to 20 years in prison for possession of a controlled substance and violating the probation he received for attempted manufacture of meth and three counts of possession of a chemical with intent to make meth.
Kyle Troy Campanelli, 24, an inmate, was sentenced to seven years in prison for second-degree burglary.
Lisa Diane Deblois, 50, of Desloge, was sentenced to seven years in prison for two counts of possession of meth and possession of a controlled substance.
Charles Fox, 40, of Farmington, was sentenced to five years in prison for second-degree domestic assault. The judge will consider releasing him on probation after he completes a 120-day shock incarceration program.
Christopher J. Reibe, 33, of Valles Mines, was sentenced to 11 years in prison for resisting arrest and tampering with a motor vehicle. The judge will consider releasing him on probation after he completes a 120-day shock incarceration program.
Michael L. Shinkle, 42, of Paris, was sentenced to four years in prison for tampering with a motor vehicle.
Patrick George Johnson, 31, an inmate was sentenced to four years in prison for endangering the welfare of a child.
James Harold Berger III, 32, an inmate, was sentenced to seven years in prison for stealing.
James B. Crist, 44, of Lake St. Louis, was sentenced to four years in prison for resisting arrest.
Gregory Ryan Adams, 27, of Annapolis, was sentenced to four years in prison for possession of a controlled substance.
Placed on five years of supervised probation were Michael W. Boyer Jr., 42, of Park Hills, for two counts of unlawful use of a weapon and third-degree assault on a law enforcement officer; Carrie Barton, 47, of Farmington, for stealing; Leslie J. Wood, 36, of Potosi, for possession of a controlled substance; Mark J. Jolliff, 27, of Farmington, for stealing; Patrisha Fuller, 22, of Farmington, for stealing and possession of heroin; Jessica Sumpter, 29, of Farmington, for endangering the welfare of a child; Kevin D. White, 32, of St. Louis, for resisting arrest; Alexander Ladon Adams, 23, of Mineral Point, for possession of heroin; John Joseph Brown, 39, of Farmington, for possession of a controlled substance; Amie G. Pullen, 29, of Desloge, for two counts of possession of a controlled substance; Michelle R. Lance, 46, of Ste. Genevieve, for two counts of passing bad checks; Derrick Shawn Roark, 17, of Farmington, for unlawful use of a weapon; Christopher D. West, 39, of Potosi, for two counts of forgery; Thomas William Fogle, 34, of Bonne Terre, for driving with a revoked license; and Jesse Billops, 43, of Doe Run, for stealing.