Ex-judge gets meth sentence: Shannon Jones gets six months in prison

A Crockett County attorney and former judge appeared in U.S. District Court in Jackson on Thursday for sentencing following his guilty plea last year on a methamphetamine charge.

Shannon Jones testified at the sentencing hearing, saying once he started treatment for his drug addiction, it was a “relief” to have been discovered.

“I was ready to quit all the lying. It was a relief to be there. I was using pretty heavily,” he said.

Federal court Judge J. Daniel Breen sentenced Jones on Thursday to six months in prison and three years of supervised release, issued a $100 special assessment fee and ordered Jones to pay more than $3,300 in restitution to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

http://www.jacksonsun.com/article/20120127/NEWS01/201270315/Ex-judge-gets-meth-sentence-Shannon-Jones-gets-six-months-prison-calls-drug-treatment-relief-?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

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