Louisa NewsMay 25th, 2011, 4:09 pm
Portsia Smith covers Louisa County crime and news.
Gordonsville man convicted of drug, firearm charges
A Gordonsville man is facing at least seven years in prison on felony drug charges in Louisa County.
Randolph William Coleman, 30, was convicted today of two drug possession charges and two firearm possession charges in Louisa County Circuit Court.
According to Louisa Commonwealth Attorney Tom Garrett, Coleman was arrested at his home on October 17 of last year on an allegation that he had sex with a minor in Charlottesville.
When deputies arrived, Coleman got out of his car with cocaine on his nose, Garrett said.
During the arrest, Garrett said deputies found more than 20 grams of cocaine and a firearm in his car. The firearm charge results in a mandatory seven year prison sentence because Coleman is a convicted felon.
“We hope that this case sends a strong message that guns and drugs equals long prison sentences,” Garrett said after the conviction. “Randolph Coleman will spend the next decade in prison where he belongs.”
Coleman will be formally sentenced on the drug charges on Aug. 15 in Louisa.
He was convicted of carnal knowledge of a minor in Charlotteville and is scheduled to be sentenced on that charge on June 3.