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Repeat drug offender avoids jail

A man with a history of possessing large quantities of meth, most recently being 26 grams or more and previously being found guilty of 46 grams in 2017, will serve no jail time after making a plea deal to complete Adult Recovery Court.

Jackie Ray Narramore Jr., 37, was found guilty of possession of meth in an amount of 26 grams or more with intent to deliver. His other four charges he was indicted on during the December meeting of the grand jury were dismissed in Circuit Court on Wednesday.

When Narramore appeared in front of the grand jury, he was indicted for evading arrest with risk to others, second offense driving on a suspended license, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while in possession of five grams or more of meth, along with the possession of and intent to deliver 26 grams or more of meth.

The charges occurred in April 2019 due to Narramore evading arrest from officer Brad Hall, which created a risk of death or injury to innocent bystanders, and driving on a license which was suspended in 2009. Upon being stopped, 26 grams or more of the Schedule II controlled substance was discovered with intent to deliver, which is a Class B felony.

The indictment states drug paraphernalia, including syringes, a set of digital scales, numerous baggies, a butane lighter, a butane cylinder and two glass pipes were found upon his arrest.

Previous to the most recent sentencing, in April 2017, Sgt. Ben Cantrell arrested Narramore for an outstanding capias for the sale and delivery of meth.

The arrest warrant states when Cantrell searched Narramore’s vehicle, one bag containing approximately 22 grams of meth and another containing approximately 26 grams were located, as well as a set of digital scales, numerous plastic baggies and a small spoon.

He was sentenced to serve 360 days at Warren County Jail.

Previous to the 2017 sentence, Narramore was indicted by the grand jury in October 2016 on two counts of delivery of half a gram or more of the Schedule II controlled substance. He was sentenced to serve 180 days.

The two sentences ran concurrently, or at the same time, resulting in a total of 360 days to serve.

For his most recent sentence, Narramore must complete the Adult Recovery Court as part of his plea deal, but will not have to serve jail time for possessing the large quantity of meth.