(Stillwater, Okla.) — A Cushing man who admitted he had delivered $50 worth of methamphetamine to an undercover state narcotics bureau agent was placed on seven and one-half years probation Friday.

    Donald Gene Hilyard, 51, was released Friday from the Payne County Jail where he had served 180 days as part of a plea bargain with the prosecution approved by Associate District Judge Stephen Kistler.

    Hilyard was ordered to follow all recommendations contained in a background report for the court, to comply with the methamphetamine registry and to pay $1,250 in fines and assessments.

    Hilyard had been arrested seven months after meeting a confidential informant and an undercover state narcotics agent on April 12, 2012, in a parking lot in the 1100 block of E. Main Street in Cushing, court records show.

    A state narcotics bureau agent wrote in an affidavit, “Hilyard handed me a small plastic bag containing a crystal-like substance,” which tested positive as methamphetamine.

    After the agent paid him $50, “Hilyard then stated that ‘it’s decent, it’s good. Well y’all gonna have fun with it.’ Hilyard then advised that he had to go meet some people; he got into his vehicle and drove away from the area,” the affidavit said.

    At the time of the methamphetamine delivery in 2012, Hilyard had been out of prison for two years after serving about a third of two drug sentences, state Department of Corrections records show.

    In 2008, Hilyard had been sentenced to a six-year prison term for possession of marijuana as a second offense in Cushing — which ran concurrently to his 2004 conviction for manufacturing methamphetamine in Lincoln County where he was given a seven-year sentence after his probation there was revoked in 2008, DOC records show.