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Cocaine nets man 15 years in prison

A Mitchell man received a 15-year prison sentence for two drug distribution convictions.

Travene Myers, 32, was sentenced Tuesday during court at the Davison County Public Safety Center.

Myers pleaded guilty in November to possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute and possession with intent to distribute in a drug-free zone.

On the possession with intent to distribute conviction, Judge Tim Bjorkman ordered Myers to five years in prison. For possession with intent to distribute in a drug-free zone, Bjorkman gave Myers 10 years in prison. The sentences will run one after the other.

Bjorkman gave Myers 90 days’ credit for time already served in the county jail.

Myers was also ordered to pay $104 in court costs and $140.30 in prosecution costs, and repay court appointed attorney fees.

Bjorkman estimated Myers will be eligible for parole in October 2019.