Independence County man sentenced to 25 years

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Corey Leon Mayes (pictured), 32, of Batesville was sentenced to 25 years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to a number of charges on June 11 in Independence County Circuit Court in Batesville.

According to a release from the 16th Judicial District, Mayes pled guilty to trafficking a controlled substance — more than 200 grams of methamphetamine, simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, a felon in possession of firearms, possession of marijuana, and being a habitual offender. Mayes was on parole at the time of his arrest.

Mayes was arrested at his east College Avenue apartment on April 4 by officers from the Batesville Police Department, the Arkansas State Police and the Arkansas Department of Community Corrections.

The case was prosecuted by Prosecuting Attorney Eric Hance and Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Kellye Barber. Judge Tim Weaver presided.

Image via Independence County Sheriff’s Department

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