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A James City County man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday, with all but 15 days suspended.
Quincy Yarnell Blake pleaded guilty in Williamsburg-James City County Circuit Court to one count of felony possession of marijuana with intent to distribute last July.
Blake was picked up on a tip submitted to the Tri-Rivers Drug Task Force, which comprises a group of investigators from area police and sheriff’s departments.
The informant said Blake had sold marijuana several times within the past month at the time of the tip.
In September of 2014, investigators saw Blake selling drugs inside a Ford Expedition. He was taken into custody, and a search of his car and home turned up 14 ounces of marijuana, a scale and a loaded 9 mm handgun.
In July, Blake struck a deal with the prosecution, agreeing to plead guilty to possession with intent to distribute in exchange for the felony possession of a firearm while in possession of more than one pound of marijuana to be dropped.
When he appeared in circuit court Monday, Judge Michael McGinty suspended nine years, eleven months and fifteen days of Blake’s 10-year sentence, leaving him to serve 15 days over the course of eight weekends.
Additionally, Blake will have to pay back court costs totaling $628 and will have his driver’s license suspended for six months. He will remain on supervised probation for five years upon his release.