GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – The probationary sentence for a convicted drug dealer has been revoked.
Pitt County District Attorney Kimberly S. Robb announced Wednesday 36-year-old Jarian Teron Knight’s probationary sentence was revoked by a judge after he determined that Knight had willfully violated the conditions of his probation. Knight was sentenced to two consecutive terms of 6 to 17 months (a total of 12 to 34 months) in The N.C. Department of Corrections.
The district attorney’s office said in a news release that Knight was a passenger found in a vehicle during a checkpoint stop on B’s Barbecue Road on April 17. During that stop, officers detected the odor of marijuana and found 23 grams of the substance in Knight’s pants. He was subsequently arrested.
Knight’s probation officer followed up on the case as he’d already been sentenced for a prior drug offense. She filed paperwork to bring Knight back Felony Probation Court and he was sentenced to active prison time.
Knight also pled guilty in Felony Probation Superior Court to the offense of Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Marijuana stemming from the arrest. Superior Court Judge Thomas Haigwood sentenced Knight to 7 to 18 months for the charge of Possession with Intent to Sale and Deliver. He’ll serve that sentence in The N.C. Department of Corrections.
“I cannot stress enough to those who have been given the gift of serving their sentence on probation or parole to take it seriously,” commented Pitt County District Attorney Kimberly S. Robb. “This is an opportunity for positive and productive change. I commend Superior Court Judge Thomas Haigwood for his diligence weekly as he serves in Pitt County Superior Probation Court. He is always fair and patient as he serves.”