Mocksville man convicted on drug offenses, as habitual felon
A Mocksville man has been sentenced to between 33 months and 52 months in prison after being convicted of felony drug charges and other offenses.
Leonard Roy Dean Holland was convicted following a three-day jury trial this week, Rowan County District Attorney Brandy Cook said in a news release.
The jury found Holland guilty of felony possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana and felony possession of marijuana, along with the misdemeanor charges of fleeing to elude arrest, resisting a public officer, and possession of drug paraphernalia
Holland was also convicted of being a habitual felon.
Judge Martin B. McGee sentenced Holland to prison.
The charges stem from a March 27, 2014 incident in which deputies with the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office observed a black sedan turn onto Erwin Temple Church Road. The vehicle went to the left side of the road and stopped near another vehicle and then began to drive away.
Deputies activated their blue lights, but the vehicle continued to drive and finally turned into a driveway. The driver, later identified as Holland, left the vehicle in neutral and ran into the woods. Deputies gave chase and Holland was later found by a K-9 lying face-down in the woods.
Deputies located a digital scale underneath Holland along with a razor blade. Marijuana was located in the vehicle, which had continued to roll and struck a house.
Holland was previously convicted of felony larceny, felony possession of cocaine, and felony sell or deliver cocaine, among other convictions.
Assistant District Attorney Tim Gould prosecuted the case.
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