Guilty pleas entered to drug possession at school campus
GREENVILLE — A Greenville man, convicted a decade ago and sentenced to prison for two armed robberies, is making a return trip after pleading guilty to the possession of drugs on the campus of a local school district.
Allen, 30, pleaded guilty Thursday to one indictment each of delivery of between one-fourth ounce and five pounds of marijuana and manufacture/possession of between four and 200 ounces of a controlled substance, namely Phencyclidine (PCP), both in a Drug Free Zone. Under a plea bargain arrangement, Allen was sentenced to 10 years in the Texas Department of Corrections-Institutional Division on the PCP charge and two years (730 days) in a state jail on the marijuana charge.
Allen and Christy Antoinette Miles of Dallas were each indicted on the charges in April. Allen and Miles were alleged to have possessed the substances while within 1,000 feet of Boles Home on the Boles Independent School District campus on February 6.
Miles was also indicted on one count of unlawful possession of a weapon in a Drug Free Zone for having a pistol in her car at the same time. She is scheduled to plead guilty on Nov. 2.
Allen was indicted in March 1999 on three charges of aggravated robbery, in connection with three reported armed hold-ups of Greenville businesses during the early part of that year. One of the indictments was later dismissed, but Allen was found guilty by a jury in October 1999 of the two other robberies, at the Town and Country and World Bazaar stores and was sentenced by the jury to seven years in prison, with a $500 fine in each case.
The charge involving PCP is a first degree felony punishable upon conviction by a maximum sentence of from five to 99 years to life in prison and an optional fine of up to $10,000.
By BRAD KELLAR