Ellis enters guilty plea

Published 9:17 pm Wednesday, May 4, 2011

A 2010 drug arrest will mean 10 years in prison for Rickey Ellis.

Ellis plead guilty to unlawful distribution of a controlled substance and was given the 10-year sentence by Circuit Judge Tommy Jones.

“We are going to keep shipping these drug dealers off for a long time,” District Attorney Michael Jackson said.

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Ellis was taken into custody April 19, 2010 after the Selma Narcotics Unit conducted a controlled drug buy using a confidential informant.

The unit made contact with Ellis at the 1200 block of Woodrow Avenue and inquired about purchasing cocaine.

Officers witnessed the purchase between Ellis and the informant.

According to information gathered on a statement given to authorities, Ellis said “whenever people come by and acquire about purchasing drugs he would take the drugs outside and sell them to the person.”

Ellis also stated he used a silver 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue four-door to transport drugs from Montgomery Highway back to his Woodrow Avenue residence.

Arrest records also state Ellis had his toddler son in the vehicle when he sold drugs to the subject prior to his arrest.

The report also stated the drugs were sold near a number of schools.