Morris sentenced in federal court

Friday, December 21, 2012

A man accused of distributing crack cocaine in Marshall County was sentenced in federal court in Nashville.

On Dec. 19, Jikinte Lashane Morris, 34, was sentenced to seven and a half years in federal prison, to be followed by five years of federal probation. He was charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine and distribution and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.

According to Sheriff Norman Dalton, Morris was identified as a member of the Vice Lords gang, along with Wayne "June-B" Hampton Jr., 45, of 315 College Street. Hampton was indicted on similar charges at the same time as Morris.

On March 28 U.S. Marshals came to the Marshall County Sheriff's Office to take Hampton and Morris into custody. They have been held in Grayson County Detention Center in Leitchfield, Ky., since then.

Federal time is served "day for day," without possibility of parole.