Twenty Year Sentence for Meth
A 45-year-old Diamondhead man has been ordered to serve 20 years in prison for possession of precursor chemicals used to manufacture meth.
District Attorney Joel Smith says Rodney Lynn Sharp does not qualify for early release from prison because he was indicted under the state's habitual offender law.
Smith says Sharp pleaded guilty Monday in Hancock County Circuit Court and was sentenced by Judge Lisa Dodson.
Smith says the drug charge came after a traffic stop by a Hancock County deputy sheriff Feb. 1, 2009.