A last-minute plea agreement negated the need for a trial by jury Dec. 10.
Mickey S. Tedder, 56, entered an Alford plea to one count each of complicity, trafficking in controlled substance (cocaine), possession of marijuana, use or possession of drug paraphernalia, second, and complicity trafficking of controlled substance (methamphetamine) in LaRue Circuit Court.
In an Alford Plea, the defendant does not admit the act, but admits that the prosecution likely could prove the charge.
Recommended sentence is 10 years on each of the complicity charges and 12 months on the possession charges, with terms to run concurrently.
The commonwealth’s attorney recommends probation.
Final sentencing is set for Feb. 2.