Thursday, October 8, 2009

Drug Dealer Gets Fifteen Years In Prison

He's already been in jail for well over a year, but an Algood man will be spending several more years behind bars after pleading guilty to a series of crimes. Prosecutors say 22-year-old Raymond Wayne Hayden had been indicted on charges of robbery, aggravated robbery, joyriding and possession of cocaine for re-sale. They allege that he was dealing drugs on at least two occasions in 2007 and say that he was one of at least three people who stole cell phones and other items from two individuals in 2008. Hayden was also accused of taking a woman's purse at gunpoint in June of last year. He pleaded guilty to robbery in return for a six-year sentence and to selling cocaine, which garnered him a nine-year sentence. The case against one of his co-defendants is still pending. The other is already serving jail time.