A Wolftown man will spend five years and six months behind bars after pleading guilty to drug-related charges.
Jonathan Edaward Corbin, 34, was arrested in February 2018 and indicted for possession with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm while possessing with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana. He was also charged with distribution of fentanyl and distribution, second offense.
According to Madison County Commonwealth’s Attorney Clarissa Berry, on Jan. 31, 2018, a confidential informant working with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office contacted Corbin by phone to arrange a heroin pickup. Corbin agreed to leave the drugs in an abandoned vehicle behind the Shelby Shell Station. The informant then contacted Investigator Herrman with the sheriff’s office who responded to the location, observing a truck belonging to Corbin leaving. He recovered suspected heroin from the previously mentioned abandoned truck. Berry said the suspected drug was sent to the Department of Forensic Science (DFS) for testing and was found to be containing fentanyl as the only controlled substance.
Days later, on Feb. 6, 2018, Herrman instructed the informant to setup another purchase from Corbin. Corbin was observed by law enforcement leaving his horse shortly after the setup and proceed to the Shell Station, leaving something in the abandoned truck. Hermann recovered a small clear bag of suspected heroin from the vehicle. After testing, DFS confirmed fentanyl as the only controlled substance in the bag.
The Madison County Sheriff’s Office conducted a search of Corbin’s Laurel Drive residence two days later. After being informed of the purpose of the search warrant, Corbin led deputies to a cigarette pack. Inside were two sandwich bags containing 26 individual bags of a total of approximately 12 grams of suspected heroin. DFS tested five of the 26, finding them to only contain fentanyl. Also recovered during the search were scales, packing material, five firearms, three cellphones, marijuana, schedule IV Trazodone and more bags.
On Feb. 6, 2019, Corbin pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm with a schedule I or II drug and distribution of fentanyl, second offense. The pleas were made as part of a plea agreement. The remaining charges were nol prossed.
Last month, he was sentenced to 15 years with all but two years and six months suspended on the possession with intent to distribute charge; five years with all five suspended on the possession of a firearm charge and 30 years with all but three years suspended on the distribution, second offense charge.
Upon his release, he will be on supervised probation for four years, the first of which will be intensive supervision, followed by unsupervised probation for the rest of his life. He must also participate and successfully complete substance abuse programs as recommended by probation along with personal and mental health counseling. His license will also be suspended for 12 months.