Stone County Circuit Court round-up


Two men were put on probation after pleading guilty in Stone County Circuit Court last week.

Joseph M. Verdusco, 25, and Jefferson T. Chandler, 55, both pleaded guilty with Chandler’s being a negotiated plea.

Verdusco pleaded guilty to one count of possession of drug paraphernalia and one count of possession of a controlled substance. He was sentenced to 72 months probation and ordered to pay a $2,500 fine plus court costs.

Chandler entered a negotiated guilty plea to nine counts which included two counts each of endangering the welfare of a minor and DWI, two counts of furnishing alcoholic substances to minors, and one count each of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and reckless driving.

He was sentenced to 72 months probation.

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