Dexter businessman pleads guilty to selling drugs

Friday, September 4, 2009 ~ Updated 11:51 AM

BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- A Dexter businessman was sentenced to seven years in prison, with a suspended execution of the sentence if he successfully completes five years of supervised probation.

James R. Hanner, 35, pleaded guilty Thursday to distribution of a controlled substance before Judge Joe Satterfield in the 35th Judicial District Circuit Court in Bloomfield. Hanner was charged last month with Class B felony distribution of a controlled substance (Xanax) and Class B felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

Hanner is co-owner of Lucas Florist in Dexter.

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