Steve Rogers

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Assistant News Director/Assignment Editor; degree in finance and administration from Yale University; 35 years experience in journalism.

Man Gets 8 Years on Meth Charge

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) — A Lowndes County man who tried to represent himself ends up taking an eight-year prison sentence.

After spending Tuesday picking a jury and questioning witnesses in Lowndes County Circuit Court, 55-year-old Earnest White decided Wednesday to plead guilty to possessing crystal meth.

He was sentenced to eight years in prison as a habitual offender and fined $50,000. White must serve the entire sentence because he had a theft conviction 18 years ago and a cocaine conviction in 2005.