Randy Lewis, 25, was sentenced to 10 years for first-degree trafficking a controlled substance (first offense) and second-degree being a persistent felony offender.
The commonwealth attorney recommended five years for the trafficking charge, which was enhanced to 10 years because of the additional persistent felony offender charge.
Lewis petitioned Harlan Circuit Judge Russell Alred to be enrolled in a long-term rehabilitation program. Alred said the motion would be denied until Lewis serves his term in the penitentiary.
November's second UNITE roundup in Verda netted seven alleged drug traffickers, including Lewis.
The initial "Hot Spot" roundup was conducted in July on Mine Camp Road, but following the initial sting operation, residents approached law enforcement officials, saying there was a problem "on their side of the creek," as well.
In other circuit court action on Thursday:
n Gregory Stevens, 32, appeared for a probation revocation hearing. He waived his right for a hearing and probation was revoked.
A contempt of court charge was also dismissed.
n Christopher S. Cargle, 28, appeared for a probation revocation hearing, Cargle also waived his right for a hearing and his probation was revoked.
n Jennifer Smith, 30, appeared for a change of plea hearing for failure to report change in order to receive benefits and failure to appear.
Upon the commonwealth's recommendation, Smith was sentenced to three years, which will be pretrial diverted through drug court.
n Ronald R. Robinson, 25, was scheduled to appear for a pretrial conference, but, upon receiving an offer from the commonwealth attorney, he pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property over $300 and theft by deception over $300. He was sentenced to two years.
A motion for a pretrial diversion was also granted. Robinson was ordered to stay away from The Commissary.
n Wanda Tackett, 42, was scheduled for a pretrial conference and, upon receiving an offer from the commonwealth attorney, pleaded guilty to first-degree trafficking a controlled substance (first offense), second-degree trafficking a controlled substance (first offense), and third-degree trafficking a controlled substance, (first offense).
She was sentenced to 10 years. Alred ordered Tackett must serve 120 days before he can be probated through drug court. Alred also denied home incarceration.
n Jonathan Abner, 44, was scheduled to appear for a pretrial conference, but, upon receiving an offer from the commonwealth attorney, pleaded guilty to two counts of trafficking marijuana, eight ounces to five pounds (first offense), two counts of trafficking marijuana less than eight ounces (first offense), and possession of drug paraphernalia (first offense). A sentencing date was set for June 19.