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Cole County man charged with selling drugs while on parole

Cole County man charged with selling drugs while on parole

February 22nd, 2014 by The News Tribune in News

Prosecutors Friday charged a Cole County man with selling drugs two different times last December to a Jefferson City police informant.

Kurtis D. Pavitt, 36, 1204 Grandview Court, faces two counts of selling a controlled substance, a Class B felony.

He's charged with selling methamphetamine between Dec. 1 and Dec. 9, 2013, and with selling Xanax and Vicodin between Dec. 10 and Dec. 31.

Both transactions used an informant to buy the drugs, and were recorded with digital audio and video recorders, Police Detective Michael Ottolini said in a probable cause statement filed with the charges.

Ottolini's statement also noted Pavitt has a criminal history.

"Kurt D. Pavitt is currently on parole for two counts of Felony Possession of Controlled Substances, Possession of Ephedrine with Intent to Manufacture, Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer-2nd Degree, Felony Resisting Arrest and Burglary 1st Degree," Ottolini wrote in the statement.

Although charged with Class B felonies, which could result in a prison sentence of between 5 and 15 years for each conviction, prosecutors also charged Pavitt with being a "prior drug offender."

If the court agrees with that definition, then a conviction of the charges could result in sentencing as a Class A felony, with a prison term up to 30 years, or life.

No court date was set Friday, but Pavitt's bond was set at $100,000 "full cash or surety."