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Eric Jermaine Lawson Jr., 22, of 1172 Schley Street, Orangeburg, pleaded guilty last month to unlawful carrying of a pistol and first-offense possession of methamphetamine.

Circuit Judge Diane Goodstein sentenced him to 18 months in prison, suspended to 18 months of probation.

She gave him credit for already serving two days in jail.

She ordered him to complete substance abuse counseling, undergo random drug/alcohol testing and participate in either Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous once weekly.

As a result of his guilty pleas, prosecutors dismissed a charge of possession of a pistol by a person unlawful.

In other pleas:

• Rodney Jamal Lucas, 29, of 559 Indian Road, Bowman, pleaded guilty to first-offense possession of a schedule II narcotic.

Goodstein sentenced him to two years in prison, suspended to 18 months of probation.

She also ordered him to complete substance abuse counseling, undergo random drug/alcohol testing and to test negative for all drugs within 30 days of his sentencing date.

• Cedric Lamont Evans, 35, of 2244 Bass Drive, Santee, pleaded guilty to first-offense possession of less than one gram of crack cocaine.

Goodstein sentenced him to 18 months in prison, suspended to 18 months of probation.

She ordered him to obtain his GED, complete substance abuse counseling and undergo random drug/alcohol testing.

She also stipulated that he must attend Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous twice weekly.

• Curtis Jermaine Furtick, 32, of 320 Wade Court, Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to forgery, valued less than $10,000.

Goodstein sentenced him to 33 days in jail. He was given credit for time served.

• Robert Edward Fleming, 48, of 1793 Rowesville Road, Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to third-offense or greater driving under suspension.

Goodstein sentenced him to 30 days in jail. She’s allowing him to serve time on weekends.

• Clarence Kinard Jr., 37, of 404 Seawright Street, Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to first-offense driving under the influence.

Goodstein sentenced him to 30 days in jail. He was given credit for having already served 70 days.

A grand jury indicted him on a charge of second-offense driving under the influence with a blood alcohol concentration of .16.

As a result of Kinard’s guilty plea, prosecutors dismissed a charge of second-offense driving under suspension.

• Latroy Jermell Jamison, 30, of 120 Fludd Street, Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to second-offense driving under the influence, with a blood alcohol concentration of .08, and first-offense driving under suspension.

Goodstein sentenced him to 90 days in jail and payment of a $2,100 fine, provided that upon the service of three days and payment of $1,100, the balance of the sentence will be suspended to two years of probation.

She stipulated that he can serve jail time on weekends.

She ordered him to complete substance abuse counseling, undergo random drug/alcohol testing and attend either Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous once weekly.

A grand jury indicted Jamison on the charge of third-offense driving under the influence with a blood alcohol concentration of less than .10.

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Martha Rose Brown covers crime and other topics. The South Carolina native has been a journalist for the past 16 years.

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