Since the beginning of February, Dwight McKinney, 53, of Mountain Center has been arrested four times. Each arrest was based on drug-related charges, both misdemeanors and felonies.
On Tuesday, April 4, he pleaded guilty to three separate charges. Two were misdemeanors and the sentence was equal to the time he has already served in jail.
The guilty plea for the felony charge — transporting or selling a narcotic or controlled substance — resulted in a 365-day sentence in county jail. This total was reduced to 320 days because of the time already served. Of the balance, Judge Mark Mandio ruled McKinney will have to serve 140 days in jail, and 180 more can be served in work release.