43-year old Angela Deneice James entered a guilty plea to trafficking methamphetamine by possession. In addition, she was given a sentence of 70 to 93 months followed by an additional 10 to 21 months for possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver methamphetamine. James will also be required to pay a fine of $50,000.
James was sentenced to serve eight to 19 months for possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. She was given a sentence of 19 to 32 months for conspiracy to sell/deliver methamphetamine and possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver methamphetamine. Those sentences will be served concurrently.
According to a press release, the offenses occurred between Nov. 7, 2020, and March 8, 2021, at various locations in the Hickory area.
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