Man found not guilty on drug charge, but convicted on second charge

A jury found a Victoria man not guilty of a drug charge on Thursday, but convicted him on a second charge.

Jermaine Marcell Battles, 29, was acquitted of unlawful possession of a controlled substance which stemmed from a Sept. 9 2009, indictment, but he was convicted of a lesser original charge of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, which stemmed from a Sept. 25, 2009 incident.

Battles was sentenced to 10 years probation by District Judge Robert Cheshire.

His trial began on Monday.

Battles, was assessed a punishment of 10 years in prison probated for a period of 10 years by District Judge Robert Cheshire.

The state was represented by Assistant Criminal District Attorney Eddie Wilkinson. District Judge Robert Cheshire presided over the trial.