Carroll Man Originally Charged With Felony Drug Possession Pleads Guilty To Reduced Charge

A Carroll man originally charged with felony drug possession was sentenced on reduced charges Friday after reaching a plea agreement with prosecutors. According to Carroll County District Court records, 38-year-old Raymond Charles Hurt Jr. initially faced one count of third or subsequent offense possession of a controlled substance—methamphetamine, a class D felony. The charge stems from a traffic stop by the Carroll Police Department on Jan. 25 at the intersection of Mockingbird Drive and High Ridge Road in which officers located methamphetamine on his person. On Thursday, Sept. 10, amended trial information was filed that adjusted the charge to second-offense operating while intoxicated, an aggravated misdemeanor. Hurt pled guilty to this reduced charge and was sentenced Friday to 90 days in jail with 83 days suspended and credit for time served. He was also ordered to pay more than $3,300 in fines, surcharges and court costs and placed on probation for two years.