Hawkins County oxycodone dealer Jonathan Light, who was charged with violating the terms of his restricted release, has settled his case with an 11-month deal, and that was a fairly sweet deal, according to court documents.
Light, whose multiple prior convictions place him in the highest federal criminal-history category, was facing between 21 and 24 months in a federal lockup, according to the agreed order of revocation. Light has been in custody since Dec. 26.
U.S. District Judge Leon Jordan ordered Light, 31, to serve his time in a federal prison in Otisville, New York, more than 650 miles away from Hawkins County. Light will be under court supervision for two years after he’s released.
Light, who was first sentenced to 84 months for trafficking oxycodone, was released from prison in September 2018. After missing two court-ordered drug screens, he took up residence with two Kingsport felons who had been linked to crystal-meth and heroin sales, according to an arrest petition.
While Light’s case has been resolved, two more convicted felons from the Lakeway Area are facing more time in federal prison for allegedly breaking post-release rules, according to court documents.
Billy Chad Reece, a 46-year-old Cocke County man who spent nearly seven years behind bars after he was convicted of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and using stolen credit cards, has the biggest problems. Reese’s guidelines-range revocation sentence is 12 to 18 months, but he faces up to five years, according to an arrest petition.
His revocation hearing is set for June 10 in federal court in Greeneville.
The last straw for Reese was a Feb. 18 arrest for domestic assault in Cocke County.
He allegedly admitted slapping his wife, according to Robert C. Welch II, Reese’s probation officer. Since his release in July 2018,
Reese tested positive for meth and marijuana on one occasion, missed a court-ordered drug screen and submitted a diluted urine sample, according to Welch.
For Kevin Michael Andies, a Hawkins County man, it would be his second return to federal prison.
In 2013, Andies was sentenced to five years in prison for conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. In 2017, he was given an eight-month sentence for meth-related infractions, according to court documents.
Since his release in January 2018, Andies, 35, has tested positive for methamphetamine on four occasions and purposefully missed another drug screen because he had been using meth, according to an arrest petition.
The Hawkins County man faces between eight and 16 months this time around. His revocation hearing is scheduled for April 30.