BY KEN LITTLE
An 85-year-old Greene County man was sentenced Nov. 30 in Greene County Criminal Court to spend two years and one day in prison after entering a guilty plea to possession of controlled substances with intent to sell or deliver the substances.
Leonard Harrison "LH" Cutshall, of 1948 Asheville Hwy., was sentenced by Judge John Dugger Jr. at a 30 percent release eligibility date, according to court documents.
Cutshall was credited with time served, ordered to provide a DNA sample and pay restitution, and fined $6,000 and court costs.
Cutshall was 84 last year when he was indicted on felony drug sale counts by a Greene County grand jury.
He compounded his problems in November 2011, when he was charged with sale and delivery of a Schedule II controlled substance.
According to a report filed by a member of the 3rd Judicial District Drug Task Force, Cutshall sold two Roxicodone tablets to a confidential informant at his Asheville Highway house.
Cutshall was free on $40,000 bond for previous drug-related cases at the time of his November 2011 arrest, court officials said.
The charges pending prior to Cutshall's November 2011 arrest included sale or delivery of Schedule II and Schedule III controlled substances, two counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell or deliver, and unlawful carrying of a handgun.
Cutshall had been arrested January 2011 by agents of the Third Judicial District Drug Task Force.
A warrant served in January 2011 by task force members said Cutshall possessed large quantities of prescription medications and agreed to sell eight Lortabs, a prescription painkiller, for $60, then arranged for delivery.
According to other warrants in connection with the January 2011 charges, in addition to the drugs, task force agents found "drug ledgers from the residence showing how much money different people owed the defendant and how much they had paid him."
Cutshall entered guilty pleas Friday to possession with the intent to sell or deliver Schedule II and Schedule III controlled substances.