A Jefferson City man has been placed in long-term drug treatment in the Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to charges filed after a search warrant was served in January 2020 at his residence for illegal drugs.
During a hearing before Cole County Judge Dan Green, Dorian Livingston Sr., 46, pleaded guilty to one count of delivery of a controlled substance. If he fails to meet conditions to be released from the DOC program, he faces the possibility of spending 15 years in DOC. Livingston also pleaded guilty to another charge of delivery of a controlled substance, for which he was sentenced to 120 days of shock detention, but was given credit for time served. Prosecutors dismissed a charge of unlawful possession of a firearm.
A Jefferson City Police Department probable cause statement shows officers were initially called to Livingston's residence in the 600 block of Gordon Street referring to a sexual offense. While there, officers noticed numerous clear cellophane bags along with digital scales as well as marijuana in Livingston's bedroom.
Officers later went back to the residence to serve a narcotics search warrant and found three digital scales, clear cellophane bags as well as three locked safes in Livingston's bedroom. Inside the safes, officers found a .45 caliber pistol, a zip-close bag with 18.6 grams of a white crystal substance, another bag with 13.8 grams of a green leafy substance as well as a box of 9mm ammunition.