Jonathan Ray Plymale, a defendant in a 2009 cocaine bust that contributed to a University review of the Greek system, was sentenced to nearly two years in jail Tuesday.
Plymale, 24, was sentenced to 20 months in jail plus five years of probation, after pleading guilty to several charges, including felony conspiracy to traffic cocaine, trafficking cocaine and maintaining a dwelling for keeping a controlled substance.
That sentence was relatively lenient because he immediately cooperated with the investigation, said Orange County District Attorney Jim Woodall.
“The standard punishment is 35 to 42 months,” he said. “The judge deviated from that because the judge found that Mr. Plymale assisted the police.”
According to court documents, Plymale made a full confession to police and provided information regarding the addresses and other details for four local drug dealers in Burlington and Chapel Hill. Efforts to act on that information were inhibited by the community’s awareness of Plymale’s arrest, court documents state.