Jury finds Jefferson City man guilty of selling cocaine

2 years 6 months 4 weeks ago Thursday, January 22 2015 Jan 22, 2015 Thursday, January 22, 2015 1:25:00 PM CST January 22, 2015 in News
By: Christina Santiago, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

JEFFERSON CITY - A Cole County jury found a Jefferson City man guilty of selling cocaine on Tuesday.

Officers testified that Jerry White, Jr. sold cocaine to a confidential informant for $100 in May 2011 during an undercover operation.

"I am pleased that the Cole County citizens that served on the jury reached a just decision," said Assistant Prosecutor Steven M. Kretzer, who tried the case for the state.

Prior to the trial, the court ruled that White had a prior drug felony conviction. This finding means White will be sentenced to a Class A felony, which is punishable in Missouri by 10 to 30 years in prison or a life sentence.

The court indicated the matter would be set for a sentencing hearing at a later date.

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