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Hamlett sentenced on drug charge

Jason Ray Hamlett of Charlotte Court House was sentenced Wednesday, Aug. 5, on one charge of possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute as a result of an investigation by the Tri-County Drug and Gang Task Force.

In addition, Hamlett was sentenced on one felony count writing a bad check, one count of forgery, and one count of uttering as a result of an investigation by the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office.

Hamlett was sentenced to 20 years with all but two years suspended on the possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute, five years with all suspended but one year on the felony bad check, and 10 years 10 suspended on the remaining charges.

Hamlett will serve an active three-year sentence conditional to his good behavior for a period of 20 years and completion of two years supervised probation. He is also ordered to pay $1,000 fine on the drug charges and restitution of $567 to the victim in the bad check case.

The Tri-County Drug and Gang Task Force is composed of narcotics Investigators and special agents of the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, Lunenburg County Sheriff’s Office, and the Virginia State Police Division III Bureau of Criminal Investigation Appomattox Field Office.