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Nelson Circuit Court sentencings from Feb. 8, 2018

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By Staff

The following people were sentenced recently in Nelson Circuit Court. All had previously entered a plea of guilty or had been found guilty during a criminal trial.

Joseph R. Blair, Jr., 51, of New Hope, was sentenced to five years in prison for complicity to first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, five years in prison for complicity to first-degree trafficking in controlled substances, five years in prison for complicity to second-degree trafficking in controlled substances, and 12 months in jail for complicity to third-degree trafficking in controlled substances. Sentences shall be served concurrently. Blair’s motion for probation was denied. On or about May 24, Blair, either acting alone or in concert with another, unlawfully possessed meth, hydrocodone, psilocybin and clonazepam with intent to sell or transfer.

Elijah Lee Cothern, 30, of Bullitt County, was sentenced to five years in prison for theft by unlawful taking. Cothern’s motion for probation was denied. On or about May 3, Cothern unlawfully took a pickup truck belonging to another person.

Justin C. Rowlett, 22, of Bardstown, was sentenced to two years in prison for complicity to cultivate in marijuana five or more plants, 45 days in jail for complicity to possession of marijuana and 12 months in jail for complicity to possession of drug paraphernalia. Sentences shall be served concurrently. Rowlett was granted probation for a period of five years following set conditions, including no new offenses. On or about May 18, Rowlett, either acting alone or in concert with another, cultivated five or more plants of marijuana with intent to sell or transfer, possessed marijuana and possessed drug paraphernalia.

Darrell Simmons, 24, of Bardstown, was sentenced to three years in prison for complicity to trafficking in marijuana eight ounces to five pounds, 12 months in jail for complicity to possession of drug paraphernalia, 12 months in jail for complicity to trafficking in marijuana less than eight ounces, and 12 months in jail for trafficking in marijuana less than eight ounces. Sentences shall be served concurrently. Simmons was granted probation for a period of three years following set conditions, including serve 29 days in the Nelson County Jail beginning April 20. On or about Sept. 18, Simmons, either acting alone or in concert with another, unlawfully possessed drug paraphernalia and marijuana with intent to sell. Simmons also unlawfully sold marijuana to a confidential informant on or about July 26 and May 30.