Before a jury could be selected, a man facing drug charges pleaded guilty and accepted a 20-year sentence.
Karlos Donte McMahon, 30, accepted the plea before Circuit Court Judge Robert Crigler on Monday. McMahon was charged with four counts of sale of a schedule II drug (cocaine), four counts of delivery of the drug and simple possession of schedule VI (marijuana).
McMahon had surrendered to a bondsman in May and had been held under a bond of $100,000. He had been indicted in August 2011 by the county's grand jury.
Crigler explained to the T-G that McMahon pleaded guilty to the four sales counts and one charge of possession with intent to sell.
McMahon had more drug cases made against him since last year's indictments, which were going through General Sessions Court, Crigler said.
The judge said that he had "stacked" the sentences on the various felony charges, giving McMahon an effective prison term of 20 years.