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Jackson man goes to prison for poss. of marijuana and crack cocaine

Source: Attorney General's office Source: Attorney General's office
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

According to Attorney General Jim Hood a Jackson man is going to prison for possessing marijuana and crack cocaine. 
41-year-old Kenneth Keith Beal of Jackson pleaded guilty Monday to one count of possession of marijuana and one count of possession of cocaine before a Hinds County judge. Beal was arrested in September 2013 after police conducted a search warrant of his room where marijuana and crack cocaine rocks were found.

He was sentenced to six years in prison for possessing marijuana with one of those years suspended, leaving five years to serve.

Beal must also serve 15 years in prison for possessing cocaine with ten of those years suspended and five years to serve. Those five years are to run concurrently with the other prison sentence, leaving a total of five years for Beal to serve behind bars.

Additionally, Beal was sentenced to three years of post-release supervision and was ordered to seek mandatory alcohol and drug treatment.

“Our responsibility as law enforcement officials is to ensure that our communities are safe,” Attorney General Jim Hood said. “I appreciate the Jackson Police Department’s efforts in this case to take a drug offender off the streets and take another step toward improving the quality of life for our citizens. The arrest, prosecution and sentencing of this individual is another good example of how we can work collaboratively to get positive results for Mississippi.”

We will update this story if we get any new information. 

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