Guilty pleas entered in drug cases

Tuesday, December 17, 2002

A Caruthersville, Mo., man and a Georgia man pleaded guilty Monday on unrelated charges of distributing cocaine.

Larron Lamont Watson, 32, of Lithonia, Ga., pleaded guilty to distributing cocaine base before U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber.

Watson admitted that on Feb. 11, he sold 6 grams of cocaine base to a confidential informant for $250 in Sikeston, Mo.

Watson could face a maximum punishment of 40 years in prison and a $2 million fine. His sentencing was set for March 24.

Eddie D. Hunt, 35, of Caruthersville, also pleaded guilty Monday before Webber to four felony counts of distribution of cocaine base.

Hunt admitted that twice on Aug. 23, 2001, and twice on Aug. 28, 2001, he sold crack cocaine to a confidential informant for the Bootheel Drug Task Force.

Hunt could face a maximum punishment of 20 years in prison and a $1 milliion fine on each count. His sentencing date was also set for March 24.

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