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The Franklin News-Post
P. O. Box 250
310 Main Street, SW
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
Fax: 540-483-8013

Man pleads guilty to illegal drug sales
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Steve Broughman

Monday, December 3, 2012

By KEN BRADLEY - Staff Writer

A Rocky Mount man faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty Thursday in Franklin County Circuit Court to two charges of distribution of hydrocodone.

A third charge against Stevie Wayne Broughman, 30, of distributing an imitation drug was dismissed as part of the plea agreement.

That charge resulted when Broughman sold salt during a controlled purchase on April 1, passing the salt off as cocaine, according to Franklin County Commonwealth's Attorney Tim Allen.

The other purchases from Broughman were made on April 30 and June 7 through controlled buys, organized by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, Allen said.

On April 30, a controlled buy was made at Broughman's residence on Stone Lane in Doe Run in which Broughman sold 20 Loritab (hydrocodone) tablets to the purchaser for $100, Allen said.

A second controlled drug buy of 10 Loritab tablets was made from Broughman at his residence for $60 on June 7, Allen said.

Each of the charges to which Broughman pleaded guilty carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.

A presentence report was ordered on Broughman prior to his sentencing hearing on Jan. 29 at 3:45 p.m. in circuit court.

Broughman has prior convictions for illegal drug distribution and revocations for violation of probation, according to court records.

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