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February 5, 2012

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McALESTER — The following felony and misdemeanor cases were decided in Pittsburg County District Court Jan. 23 - 31.

Dispositions include dismissed cases, suspended and deferred sentences and sentences from trials and plea bargains.

Listings do not include all court costs.

Felony cases

• Susan Griffitts, 51, McAlester, pleaded guilty Jan. 27 to eight counts of unlawful purchasing or acquiring pseudoephedrine after a possession of a controlled dangerous substance charge. She was fined $2,400 and sentencing was deferred for seven years on each count.

• Lawrence E. Racine, 47, McAlester, pleaded guilty Jan. 26 to a charge of cultivation of a controlled substance. He was fined $2,800 and sentencing was deferred for two years.

• Maggie Mae Hopkins, 27, Tulsa, pleaded no contest Jan. 24 to charges of child abuse by neglect and public intoxication. She was fined $600 and sentencing was deferred for three years.

• Mary Anne Trevino, 29, McAlester, pleaded guilty Jan. 31 to charges of possession of a controlled dangerous substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. She was fined $1,780 and sentencing was deferred for five years.

• Ketha R. Witcher, 47, Oklahoma City, pleaded guilty Jan. 27 to charges of unlawful possession of a controlled drug with the intent to distribute and bringing contraband (drugs) into a penal institution. She was fined $5,450 and sentencing was deferred for 10 years.

• Justin M. Williamson, 27, McAlester, pleaded guilty Jan. 24 to two counts of larceny of domestic animals. He was fined $2,100 and received a 10-year suspended sentence on each count.

• Deane E. Jones, 18, McAlester, pleaded no contest Jan. 27 to a charge of second degree burglary. He was fined $300, ordered to pay $1,958.02 in restitution and received a seven-year suspended sentence.

• April D. Stanton, 37, Wilburton, pleaded guilty Jan. 27 to charges of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, larceny of merchandise from a retailer, public intoxication and petit larceny. She was fined $1,820 and sentenced to 10 years, with five years suspended.

• Lindsey D. Kerns, 28, McAlester, pleaded no contest Jan. 26 to a charge of unlawful possession of a controlled drug with the intent to distribute. She was fined $1,350 and received a five-year suspended sentence.

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