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Six major drug dealers or manufactures put behind bars this spring

Published: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 10:40 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 11:07 a.m. CDT

Six major drug dealers or manufactures have been put behind bars this spring — Union County Attorney Tim Kenyon reported during a board of supervisors meeting last week. Maybe you recall some of their names from the News Advertiser police blotter?

They include Josselyn Wells, Lori Graham, Hidie Lemon, William Lemon, Cassandra Larkin and Adam Roan.

“I think there is a perception out there that they (criminal defendants) are in the newspaper’s police blotter then no other action is taken,” Kenyon said. “But, I think it’s important for folks to know that we try to process these cases efficiently, give fair sentences and ultimately hold people accountable.”

Below is a list of those sentenced this spring.

Wells, 27, of Creston was charged in January for conspiracy to deliver and manufacturing of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), as well as possession of precursor of a controlled substance. On March 1, Wells was found guilty and subsequently sentenced to 10 years in a state prison.

Graham, 48, of Creston was charged in August 2012 for manufacturing of a controlled substance (methamphetamine). On March 14, Graham was found guilty and subsequently sentenced to 10 years in a state prison. Graham was advised she is not eligible for parole until a minimum 1/3 of the sentence is served.

Hidie Lemon, 35, of Creston was charged in January for conspiracy to manufacture a controlled substance (methamphetamine), as well as possession of precursor of a controlled substance. On March 22, Lemon was found guilty and subsequently sentenced to 15 years in a state prison.

William Lemon, 55, of Creston was found guilty April 26 of manufacturing a controlled substance (methamphetamine). This was Lemon’s second offense. He was sentenced to 20 years in a state prison. Lemon was advised he is not eligible for parole until a minimum 1/3 of the sentence is served.

Cassandra Larkin, 28, of Creston was charged in January 2012 for delivery of a constrolled substance (marijuana) within 1,000 feet of a public school. She was sentenced to seven years in state prison. Said sentence was then suspended and Larkin was placed on probation. However, Larkin violated the terms of her probation.

Therefore, she will now serve seven years in a state prison.

Adam Roan, 29, of Afton was charged in February for manufacturing of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and child endangerment. He was found guilty May 3 and subsequently sentenced to 10 years in a state prison. Roan was advised he is not eligible for parole until a minimum 1/3 of the sentence is served.

Court documents do say the term of an incarceration may be reduced as a result of good conduct.

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