A man who tried to smuggle drugs into Warren County Jail has been sentenced to eight years in prison.
The smuggler, Norval Lee Judkins Jr., 44, was sentenced by Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley to serve eight years in the state penitentiary.
His sentence comes after Judkins was arrested on an outstanding warrant. During his booking into Warren County Jail, Judkins claimed he was not carrying any illegal items on his person. However, a search revealed he had not been forthcoming when correctional officers found an ankle band concealed under his pant leg. Inside the ankle band officers found morphine tablets, methamphetamine and a syringe. They also found a marijuana joint among the items. Judkins had numerous prior drug arrests.
In other Circuit Court drug cases:
• Jonathan E. Smith was ordered to serve three years in the state penitentiary and must pay $2,000 plus costs for manufacture of meth.
• Joseph Perkins Jr., was directed to serve 69 days of a two-year sentence and must pay $2,000 plus costs for delivery of marijuana. His time here was served in addition to time he is facing in the federal penal system.
• Joel T. Hayes was ordered to serve 60 days of a one-year sentence and pay $2,000 plus costs for attempted promoting of the manufacture of meth.
• Haylee Leshea Bullard was granted a two-year judicial diversion and must pay $1,000 plus costs and perform 50 hours public service work for promoting the manufacture of meth.