LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - A Laurel man who was considered to be one of Laurel's biggest drug dealers was sentenced in Jones County Circuit Court on Thursday.
Christopher Lovett, 39, who is charged with possession of marijuana, was sentenced to 12 years with eight to serve.
The sentence came as the result of a plea deal from the Jones County District Attorney's office.
Originally, Lovett was facing the possibility of around 40 years, if convicted, from an indictment on the original charge of possession with intent to distribute.
Lovett has an extensive history with being arrested for narcotics possession.
He was arrested after being caught with over 6 pounds of marijuana by Laurel Police Department Narcotics officers.