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Thompson pleads guilty to drug charges

A Farmville man will spend nine months in prison after pleading guilty to distributing oxycodone on two occasions.

Christopher Thompson pleaded guilty to two counts of distributing schedule II drugs in Prince Edward Circuit Court last week, according to Commonwealth’s Attorney Jim Ennis.

He was indicted on both charges in April, according to the Virginia Courts Case Information website.

The two incidents occurred in October and November last year.

“He got five years with four years

[and] three months suspended on one and five years with five suspended on the second one,” Ennis said.

The two instances of distribution included two $50 transactions, Ennis said.

The sentence was on the low end of the sentencing guidelines, Ennis said, because Thompson didn’t have a previous record.

“It was 10 pills on both occasions,” he said.

In addition to prison time, Thompson was sentenced with restitution, probation and court costs.