Belpre man sentenced to seven years in prison
From staff reports
Belpre resident Daniel Francis was sentenced Monday to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to aggravated trafficking in drugs and having a weapon under disability.
The trafficking in drugs charge is a first-degree felony, while having a weapon under disability is a third-degree felony.
“The disability is that he was drug dependent,” said Washington County Assistant Prosecutor David Silwani.
The maximum the 35-year-old Francis could have received was 11 years and he will not be able to apply for judicial release.
“He has to serve all seven years,” Silwani said.
Francis, whose last known address was 1574 Elizabeth St., Apt. B, Belpre, was re-indicted in June on seven counts, including one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, a first-degree felony; one count of aggravated trafficking in drugs, a first-degree felony; one count of aggravated possession of drugs, a second-degree felony; one count of possession of cocaine, a fifth-degree felony; one count of possession of Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD), a fifth-degree felony; one count of trafficking in LSD, a third-degree felony; and aggravated trafficking in drugs, a fourth-degree felony.