Jury Convicts Northampton Man – Recommends 15 Years

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By Linda Cicoira — A Northampton Circuit Court jury convicted Akeem Markiese Rogers of possession of cocaine, the stimulant dibutylone, and marijuana with intent to distribute Wednesday following a three-day trial.

The panel recommended that Rogers, 28, of Madame C.J. Walke Lane in Exmore, be sentenced to five years in prison for each offense. The jury also acquitted him of three firearm offenses — possessing or transporting a firearm after being convicted of a violent felony, possession of a firearm while in possession of cocaine, and possession of a firearm while possessing dibutylone

Rogers was remanded to jail to await sentencing. A presentence report was ordered. The charges stemmed from April 14, 2017 crimes. Sentencing was set for Nov. 25.

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