Man found not guilty on drug charge, but convicted on second charge
April 28, 2011 at 7:03 p.m.
Updated May 3, 2011 at 12:03 a.m.
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.