It took a jury five hours to find Randall Pitts guilty of the lesser crimes of possession of marijuana and possession of cocaine -- crimes that netted him a guaranteed prison stay of 12 years.
Pitts, 36, of 2407 Clover Lane was initially charged with sale, possession with the intent to sell and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, said Assistant District Attorney Don Kelly. His Friday convictions on the lesser-included charges meant the repeat offender fell under the three-strikes law. He'll serve every day of his 12 years and spend 18 years after that on probation.
"I feel the sentence was appropriate given his history," Kelly said.