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A persistent offender was arrested on marijuana and illegal weapon charges in a raid on his Hwy. NN residence on Saturday, Oct. 19 by the Pike County sheriff’s office.
Randy Glenn Stoops, 52, was arrested with almost nine ounces of marijuana and a sawed-off .22-caliber rifle, according to Pike County Circuit Court records.
Stoops was found guilty of unlawful possession of a firearm in September 2012 in Pike County court.
He was found guilty in the same court for delivering drugs in September 2004 and in January 1999, court records show.
Valium and an amphetamine drug were also found in the raid, but a person living in the home claimed responsibility for them and Stoops was not charged with possessing them.
Pike County Circuit Court Judge David Ash placed Stoops on a $20,000 cash-only bond.
He remained in the Pike County jail on Tuesday, Oct. 22, with a court arraignment scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 23.
Charles L. Wright, 61, of Louisiana, was given a seven-year prison sentence for possession of cocaine and a four year sentence for driving while intoxicated as a persistent offender in Pike County Circuit Court on Oct. 11.
However, the sentences were suspended by Circuit Court Judge Chris Kunza-Mennemeyer for a five-year probation term and 40 days in the county jail.
Wright’s prison terms could be implemented if he violates his probation term.