(Stillwater, Okla.) – An ex-convict with a criminal record in five counties has been placed on nine years’ probation with a condition that he enroll in and successfully complete the Payne County Drug Court program for possessing methamphetamine in Cushing in 2014 and marijuana in Stillwater in 2012.
Michael Dwayne Hamilton, 36, of Cushing, who got out of prison about three years ago, has a severe mental illness for which he is now on medication, defense attorney Sherry Boyce told Payne County Associate District Judge Stephen Kistler in court Friday.
Hamilton’s lawyer said that state Department of Corrections Community Sentencing Specialist Dee Miller of Stillwater had helped him get the treatment he needed.
Hamilton was released Friday after 10 months in the Payne County Jail as part of a plea bargain requiring him to pay the cost of his incarceration, $2,000 in fines, $300 for state crime bureau laboratory fees and $200 to the District Attorney’s Drug Fund.
Hamilton must also perform 100 hours of community service and comply with the state’s Methamphetamine Registry, the judge ordered.
According to state Department of Corrections records, Hamilton was 17 when he was convicted in Cherokee County of grand larceny and second-degree burglary, for which he was given a three-year prison term a year later.
When he was 21, he was convicted in Cherokee County of concealing stolen property, for which he was given a five-year prison term, DOC records show.
At 25, he was convicted in Osage County of possession of contraband in a penal institution for which he was given a five-year prison term, DOC records show.
At 27, he was convicted of drug possession and concealing stolen property in Payne County for which he was given two concurrent three-year prison terms followed by two years of probation, DOC records show.
That same year, he was convicted in Tulsa County of drug possession for which he was given a three-year prison term, DOC records show.
At 30, he was convicted of assault and battery on a police officer in Oklahoma County after a former conviction, for which he was given another three-year prison term, DOC records show.
He was released from prison in October 2011, DOC records show.