A Washington man will serve time in prison for multiple drug-related offenses over the last three years.
Jason V. Voelkerding, 36, was ordered last week to serve concurrent five-year sentences in the Missouri Department of Corrections at a sentencing hearing in circuit court.
At the hearing, he pleaded guilty to two counts of distribution of a controlled substance and five counts of possession of a controlled substance.
The charges stem from arrests in July and November 2013 and in October 2015.
The charge in October 2015 came after Voelkerding was arrested the same day he appeared in court on previous charges from 2013.
Voelkerding left the courthouse following a 9 a.m. hearing and was picked up later that day by officers with the Multi-County Narcotics and Violent Crimes Enforcement Unit following a traffic stop on Highway 50 in Union.
Voelkerding, who was driving, was taken into custody on a charge of driving with a revoked license. During a search, investigators seized several capsules containing a controlled substance allegedly belonging to Voelkerding.
When he was arrested in July 2014, an investigator said the task force had arrested Voelkerding four times since July 2013 for narcotics violations.