A local man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison on drug charges.
Judge Timothy Inman recently sentenced Charles Ryan, 46, of Farmington, to 30 years in prison for violating the probation he received for trafficking meth and manufacture of a controlled substance. The charges stemmed from incidents in 2009 and 2011.
In other cases, Steven Knapp, 52, of Farmington, pleaded guilty to two counts of DWI. He will be sentenced at a later date.
Monis Jamal Zereik, 19, of Farmington, entered an Alford plea to distribution of a controlled substance. By entering an Alford plea, he did not admit to any element of the charge but recognized there was sufficient evidence for trial. He will be sentenced at a later date.
In other cases, Circuit Court Judge Sandy Martinez sentenced Todd Bearden, 39, of Bonne Terre, to 14 years in prison for violating the probation he received for two counts of possession of a chemical with intent to make meth.
Lori Light, 33, of Bonne Terre, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for violating the probation she received for receiving stolen property and possession of a controlled substance.