Two local residents charged with drug-related felonies earlier this year agreed to plea deals with the Carter County District Attorney’s office this week.
Shawn Michael Dow, 49, and Linda Maurieen Kelley-Dow, 51, were each charged in late February with unlawful possession of CDS within 2,000 feet of a childcare facility and maintaining a place for keeping or selling CDS.
The court documents filed in Carter County District Court alleged that the pair were in possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute near a daycare in northwest Ardmore.
They were initially released on separate $20,000 bonds.
Both initially pled not guilty and were set for jury trial beginning next week. In each case, the defendants were represented by local attorney Jason May.
According to the initial court
documents, the offenses for which they were charged could have netted punishments of two years to life and fines of up to $20,000 for the possession with intent to distribute within 2,000 feet of a daycare. For the other felony charges of maintaining a place to keep or sell CDS, they could have faced charges of county jail imprisonment of not more than 5 years and/or a fine of no more than $10,000.
May confirmed that both Dow and Kelley-Dow pled guilty Monday. They each received a ten-year deferred sentence and a $2,500 fine.