Friday morning Tommy Croslin was back in court for the sentencing phase after pleading No Lo to two charges of drug trafficking. For months we have been hearing Tommy in jail house visits and telephone calls claiming that the maximum sentence he was going to receive was 36 months, and with time served, plus time for good behavior, he would be out in the blink of an eye.

That optimistic view came to a screeching halt this morning. Tommy Croslin was given 15 years behind bars, 10 years probation, and a heart stopping $50,000 fine.

15 seems to be coming a very favorite number in this drug case.

BNN is currently trying to get an eyewitness account of the sentencing, and we will bring you updates as soon as they become available.

We are still waiting for Misty Croslin to face her day in court, and most insiders seem to agree that this may be the one member of the group that may face an even stiffer penalty than the others have so far scored.

While the drug case is not directly connected with the search for Haleigh Cummings, it is a clear indicator that Law Enforcement are playing some very hardball with these people.

UPDATE: We did find a eyewitness to the court hearing. They have asked that we mention no names. We do say thank you to our source:

Tommy appeared shocked but Lindsy was the most visibly shaken.   She testified on his behalf at the hearing.   She stated the only reason for the divorce was due to family pressure.   She spoke of what a “good” person and daddy he is.   She also stated she still loves him and plans to be with him again when he gets out.   This was, however, when she thought he  was going to get 3 years.   I don’t know how his sentencing will influence her plans now.  She was in tears and  waiting to speak with Tommy’s lawyer when I left.  My heart was broken for Hank, Lisa and Lindsy.   I felt that Tommy may have learned some things during his incarceration; but is still not ready to take full responsibility for his actions as evidenced to me by some of the untruthful answers he gave while under sworn testimony.  Such a pitiful sight…..

Simon Barrett

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