MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) - A Lauderdale County man has been sentenced to 100 years in prison on charges of selling cocaine, running from police, and probation violation.
William Avery was convicted Wednesday in circuit court.
Prosecutors say the chase happened in March when police tried to stop Avery after a suspected drug deal.
Avery was sentenced by Circuit Judge Lester Williamson Jr. to a total 100 years in prison as an habitual offender. Williamson says the sentences were enhanced because of Avery's habitual offender status which allowed the judge to double the normal sentence time.
Prosecutors say Avery had two previous drug convictions that carried probation revocation sentences of 10 and 30 years.
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