Carroll Man Sentenced To Jail Time And Probation After Plea Deal

A Carroll man originally accused of felony drug violations has been sentenced to 90 days in jail, with all but two days suspended, after reaching a plea agreement with prosecutors. Fifty-seven-year-old Russell Thomas Burdette was sentenced Friday in District Court for Carroll County. In exchange for his guilty plea, the felony charges against him were reduced to gathering where controlled substances are used, a serious misdemeanor. As a condition of a portion of the sentence being suspended, a judge ordered Burdette to serve two years of unsupervised probation and pay $550 in fines and the associated court costs. The charges against Burdette stem from an incident on July 12, 2017 in which the Carroll Police Department and Carroll County Sheriff’s Office located approximately 212 grams of marijuana separated into approximately 28-gram containers and a small vial of methamphetamine while executing a search warrant at his home in the 400 block of West 17th Street.