A Fayetteville man will not spend time in prison for cocaine distribution.
United States District Judge John T. Copenhaver, Jr. instead sentenced Gerald Wayne Hopkins, 52, to three years’ probation.
In court this week, Hopkins, a mine safety instructor, admitted to selling 2.94 grams of cocaine to an individual cooperating with law enforcement authorities on February 1 of last year.
He further admitted that the illegal transaction took place at his Fayetteville residence, where he conducted his mine safety training courses.
In addition to the probation, Judge Copenhaver ordered Hopkins to pay a $500 fine.