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Man sent to prison for drug trafficking

A Flat Rock man was sentenced to seven years and nine months in prison after pleading guilty to numerous drug trafficking charges, District Attorney Greg Newman announced.


Earl Little, of 112 Berry Creek Drive, pleaded guilty to trafficking, opium or heroin, possess firearm by felon. Little was sentenced to the prison term and ordered to pay $50,000 fine. Little's was one of the cases handled in a term of Superior Court Sept. 14-15. Judge Peter Knight presided.

In other cases:

Jordan Bassa, of 507 Fleming St, Hendersonville, pleaded guilty to attempted possession of firearm by felon. Bassa was sentenced to 17 months active time.

Eric Bray, of 416 Hunters Glen Circle, Hendersonville, pleaded guilty to Conspiracy to Sell/Deliver Methamphetamine, Larceny of a Motor Vehicle. Bray was also sentenced to 21 months active time.

Christopher R. Brown, of 1247 Ocain Court, Hendersonville, pleaded guilty to break/enter terrorize/injure, possession of firearm by felon. Brown was sentenced to 45 months active.

Brandon M. Gray, of 947 Summer Rd, Hendersonville. Gray pleaded guilty to possess drug paraphernalia. Gray was sentenced to 5 days active.

Stephen Rhode, of 305 N. Whitted Street, Hendersonville, pleaded guilty to maintain vehicle/ dwelling/place cs, possess drug paraphernalia. Rhode was sentenced to 4 days active.

Nigel L. Smith, of 34 Laurel Hill Circle, Candler, NC pleaded guilty to larceny of motor vehicle, attempted robbery-dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery-dangerous weapon, flee/ elude arrest with motor vehicle, possess stolen motor vehicle. Smith was sentenced to 30 months active.