MADISON – Prosecuting Attorney Keith Randolph announced last week that a Madison man was sentenced to prison for up to 45 years for his role in selling crack cocaine in the Madison area of Boone County.
Dwight A. Woods, 27, pled guilty last month to 3 counts of delivery of a controlled substance before Circuit Judge William S. Thompson.
Woods was indicted by a Boone County Grand Jury last September following an investigation led by Deputy R. B. Dotson of the Boone County Sheriff’s Department.
Deputy Dotson used a cooperating individual to make multiple buys of crack cocaine from Woods between May and June of last year. In total, Woods delivered 3 ½ grams of crack to the cooperating individual for $350.00.
At his sentencing hearing Tuesday, Woods asked the Court to give him home confinement or probation. Judge Thompson refused and ordered Woods to prison for 3 to 45 years.
Deputy R. B. Dotson and the U.S. 119 Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force conducted the investigation. Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Justin Marlowe handled the prosecution.
• In other court news, Judge Thompson denied Jason Clay’s motion to reduce bond. Clay was charged last month along with Robert Buzzard for the theft of an electric generator from Frontier Communication near Toney’s Branch.
• Christopher Michael Dolin, 34, of Danville was sentenced to 2 – 10 years home confinement by Judge Thompson after pleading guilty in April to methamphetamine related charges. Dolin was arrested in May 2011 by Trooper J. R. Brewer of the West Virginia State Police after Brewer discovered Dolin with various substances used to manufacture methamphetamine in a mobile home near the Newport area of Danville.
• Patrick Michael Clendenin, 35, of Seth pled guilty to Grand Larceny and Felony Conspiracy in connection with the August 2011 theft of property from a Prenter Road residence. Clendenin also pled guilty to illegally using the debit card of a local child protective services worker. The CPS worker was investigating allegations of child abuse in the Foster area of Boone County when her debit card was stolen. In court, Clendenin admitted that he was given the card which he used at various businesses around the area purchasing over $1,500.00 worth of merchandise. Clendenin faces up to 25 years in prison when he is sentenced on August 15.