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Judge Pleads Guilty, Resigns


— September 15, 2004

A Lawrence County [Miss.] justice court judge has pleaded guilty to possession of crystal methamphetamine and resigned from office.

Robert C. “Bobby” Fortenberry Jr. entered the plea Monday in Lincoln County Circuit Court. He stepped down from office in an agreement with prosecutors and the court.

Fortenberry, 46, of New Hebron, was sentenced by Circuit Judge Mike Smith to 20 years in prison with 16 years suspended. Fortenberry was fined $5,000 and ordered to pay $5,400 restitution to the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics. He also was ordered to pay court costs. . . .

[F]ortenberry was arrested March 26 at a truck stop in Brookhaven and charged with possession and conspiracy after an undercover sting operation by law enforcement agents who posed as drug dealers.

Nice work, judge! Details here from the Mississippi Sun Herald.


A Lawrence County [Miss.] justice court judge has pleaded guilty to possession of crystal methamphetamine and resigned from office.

Robert C. “Bobby” Fortenberry Jr. entered the plea Monday in Lincoln County Circuit Court. He stepped down from office in an agreement with prosecutors and the court.

Fortenberry, 46, of New Hebron, was sentenced by Circuit Judge Mike Smith to 20 years in prison with 16 years suspended. Fortenberry was fined $5,000 and ordered to pay $5,400 restitution to the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics. He also was ordered to pay court costs. . . .

[F]ortenberry was arrested March 26 at a truck stop in Brookhaven and charged with possession and conspiracy after an undercover sting operation by law enforcement agents who posed as drug dealers.

Nice work, judge! Details here from the Mississippi Sun Herald.

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