Joe P. Asher
A Cumberland man was granted five years probation in Harlan Circuit Court on Thursday.
Thomas G. Polson, 36, stood in front of Judge James Bowling to be sentenced on multiple charges related to trafficking a controlled substance.
According to court documents, Polson was charged in three separate indictments with a total of four counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and one count of fourth-degree controlled substance endangerment to a child for events that occurred in May 2011.
“The defendant was knowing and unlawfully trafficking in a controlled substance by selling or transferring oxycodone, a schedule two narcotic,” reads the indictment.
Bowling sentenced Polson to a total of seven years imprisonment. Polson was given credit for four months time already served, with the remainder of his sentence probated for five years.
In other court action:
* Walter J. Turner, 47, of Cumberland, was sentenced to a total of three years imprisonment on charges of first-degree trafficking. Turner was convicted on three counts of first-degree trafficking a controlled substance. Turner was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $660;
* Billy Bailey, 34, of Fourmile, was sentenced on the commonwealth’s attorney’s recommendation to two years in prison on a charge of unlawful taking;
* Marlena Lewis, 33, of Bledsoe, was granted five years diversion probation on a charge of misrepresentation to receive benefits;
* Jessica Middleton, 22, of Harlan, was sentenced to 12 months in the Harlan County Detention Center, probated for 24 months. As a condition of probation, Middleton was ordered to serve 45 days in jail. Middleton was credited with 29 days served, leaving 16 days to serve.
Reach Joe P. Asher at 606-573-4510 or firstname.lastname@example.org