A Hickory man was convicted on Monday of felony possession of cocaine, felony sale of cocaine and habitual felon status and was sentenced to at least 12 years in prison.
Willie Jeff Maddox, 54, was convicted and sentenced in Catawba County Criminal Superior Court.
Judge Eric Levinson ordered Maddox to serve no more than 15 1/2 years in prison, District Attorney James Gaither said.
The crimes occurred this January and in December 2012 in Hickory, Gaither said.
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