Belt sentenced

Nathan Shane Belt, California, was sentenced after entering guilty pleas to several charges during an appearance in Moniteau County Circuit Court before Judge Kenneth Michael Hayden on Monday, April 29.

Belt was sentenced to seven years in prison after entering a guilty plea to a Class C Felony charge of possession of a controlled substance except for 35 grams or less of marijuana and four years on a Class D Felony charge of possession of any methamphetamine precursor drug with intent to manufacture amphetamine, methamphetamine "or any of their analogs." Both charges date to September of 2009.

He was sentenced to seven years for a Class C Felony charge of forgery which was filed in September 2010.

For charges filed in June 2011, Belt was sentenced to 15 years for the Class B Felony of distribution, delivery, manufacture or production or attempt to, or possession with intent to distribute, deliver, manufacture or produce a controlled substance, and seven for a separate Class C Felony charge of possession.


In addition, the defendant was sentenced to seven years for an Aug. 2012 charge of possession of a controlled substance, Class C Felony.

He has been ordered to begin serving the sentnces on July 29, and will serve all sentences concurrently.

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