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JC man sentenced to prison in drug case

JC man sentenced to prison in drug case

October 12th, 2018 by the News Tribune news@newstribune.com in Local News

A Jefferson City man has been sentenced to four years in prison after he was found guilty of one of three counts in a February drug case.

However, Cole County Judge Dan Green allowed Rodney Parham, 25, to remain free by continuing his surety bond of $25,000 posted in June as an appeal bond. Parham’s attorney, Dan Hunt, has filed an appeal of the case to the appellate court.

In September, Green found Parham guilty of possession of cocaine but not guilty of second-degree drug trafficking and possession of marijuana following a bench trial.

Parham was taken into custody following a search warrant at his residence in the 1100 block of Adams Street, according to Jefferson City Police Department probable cause statements.

In a bag found in the living room, authorities recovered 1 pound of marijuana wrapped in brick-style packaging and a cellphone bag with 41 grams of cocaine.

Inside the trunk of a vehicle parked in front of the residence, authorities found four plastic trash bags containing 91 1-pound, brick-style marijuana packages.

Parham told police he used marijuana and cocaine but had no idea how the marijuana had gotten into the car.