CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Possession with intent to distribute cocaine has landed a Clovis man in prison for nine years. The district attorney’s office says 31-year-old Melvin Payton was sentenced Thursday on felony drug charges.
Payton was arrested Feb. 4. According to a release from the district attorney’s office, Payton was in possession of 3.4 grams of crack cocaine, two more bags in his vehicle and $444 in cash.
Payton’s prison term will be followed by two additional years of supervised parole.