Mt. Vernon Man to Serve 10 Years in Prison for Meth Delivery

Mt. Vernon Man to Serve 10 Years in Prison for Meth Delivery

JEFFERSON COUNTY — A 37-year-old Mt. Vernon man was sentenced Tuesday in Jefferson County court to 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to a methamphetamine delivery charge.

James B. Lockwood pleaded guilty to a Class X felony charge of delivery of between 15 and 100 grams of meth in exchange for a Class 4 felony charge of possession of a controlled substance being dismissed.

Mt. Vernon police arrested Lockwood in 2018 after he was stopped in a convenience store parking lot for reportedly not having a valid driver’s license.

According to police, an officer made contact with Lockwood on the lot of the Huck’s Convenience Store after observing him drive onto the parking lot. The officer knew Lockwood did not have a valid driver’s license.

Lockwood was initially taken into custody for driving while license revoked. During a subsequent investigation, more than 30 grams of methamphetamine, heroin, cannabis, other controlled substances and drug equipment were seized.

He’s remained in the Jefferson County Jail since his arrest, with bail set at $100,000. He was given credit in courtTuesday for 231 days served in the county jail.

In 2015 Lockwood was sentenced to three and a half years in prison after he pleaded guilty to Class 3 felony possession of less than 5 grams of meth.

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