GARNER | A Britt man who had 13 grams of meth concealed on his body when being booked into jail in March 2017 was sentenced this week to up to 25 years in prison.

Robert Awbohakieem Yarbrough, 35, pleaded guilty in November in Hancock County District Court to felony possession of more than 5 grams of methamphetamine with intent to deliver.

The state mandatory minimum sentence for that crime is eight years and four months.

District Court Judge Gregg Rosenbladt waived half of the mandatory minimum under a section of state law.

That law, which deals with meth sentences, allows judges to do so upon the prosecutor's request if the defendant pleads guilty and cooperates in the prosecution of other people involved in selling or using illegal drugs. 

This means Yarbrough only has to serve four years and two months in prison before being eligible for parole. 

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Yarbrough also must pay a $5,000 fine.

Yarbrough has been a target in an investigation in 2016 and 2017 regarding the distribution of meth and marijuana, according to law enforcement.

He was stopped for a traffic violation in Hancock County March 8 and later told officers he had meth concealed on his body, court documents said. He later told officers he was selling the drugs to make money. 

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