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City man sentenced to 20 years for drug dealing

A Somerset Drive man was sentenced to almost 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple drug felonies during a term of Henderson County Superior Court March 25-April 12, District Attorney Greg Newman announced.

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Georgie A. Mendoza, of 2012 Somerset Drive, pleaded guilty to sell/deliver schedule I controlled substance, sell/deliver heroin, three counts of trafficking opium or heroin, possessing methamphetamine, and felony possession schedule II controlled substance. Mendoza was sentenced to 19 years and 10 months in prison and fined $100,000.


In other cases:

  • John Ferry Jr., of 108 Joyce Road, Hendersonville, pleaded guilty to assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. Ferry Jr. was sentenced to 36 months in prison.
  • Richard A. Springston, of 70 Trailmaster Drive, Etowah, was convicted by a jury of felony assault inflicting serious bodily injury. Springston was sentenced to 29 months in prison.
  • Paul R. Lacroix, of Concord, pleaded guilty to solicit child by computer. Lacroix must register as a sex offender and was sentenced to 25 months suspended sentence after serving six months plus 36 months supervised probation.
  • Willie B. Pulley Jr., of 31 Stokley Lane, Fletcher, pleaded guilty to driving while impaired and flee/elude arrest with motor vehicle. Pulley Jr. was sentenced to 10 months suspended sentence after serving 72 hours and 24 months supervised probation.
  • Eddie F. Holloway, of 110 Willowbrook Road, pleaded guilty to financial card fraud and attempted financial card theft. Holloway was sentenced to 120 days confinement.

Superior Court Judges Alan Thornburg and Bill Coward presided.