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Man receives suspended sentence and probation for selling drugs

KINGWOOD — A Bretz man was sentenced to two- to-10 years in prison Monday for selling drugs, but the sentence was suspended, and he was placed on probation.

Preston Circuit Judge Lawrance Miller Jr. placed Jerry Lee Blosser on probation for three years and ordered Blosser to spend the weekends of April in jail.

Blosser previously pleaded guilty to possession with intent to deliver and conspiracy. Under the plea agreement, three other charges of possession with intent to deliver were dismissed.

At an earlier hearing, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Megan Allender said Blosser was arrested along with co-defendant Brandon Massie in March 2017, after a confidential informant provided sheriff’s deputies with information about drug sales.

Blosser’s attorney, Stephanie Nethken, told the court her client takes care of his brother and does not have a substance abuse problem.

When Miller asked where the drugs came from, Blosser said he was selling them to help Massie.

“Something’s not adding up,” Miller said. “This is not what the defendant and co-defendant said on the [pre-sentence report].”

Blosser said he tried to get Massie into a drug rehabilitation center but had no luck. “I can’t believe I got caught up in this,” he said.

“I’m putting you on probation because you have no prior record, and the state and the probation officer recommended it,” Miller said. “What you told me is different than you told probation. I sentenced you to jail because you are not fully forthcoming in this matter.”

Miller also ordered Blosser to participate in any education or evaluation programs ordered by probation.