Convicted Felon Gets 15 Years In Prison For Selling Cocaine

March 31, 2010

A Cantonment man has received the maximum sentence allowed by law after being convicted on cocaine charges.

paigejerry.jpgJerry Derrell Paige was sentenced to 15 years in state prison by Judge Frank Bell immediately after being convicted by an Escambia County jury on a charge of selling cocaine, according to State Attorney Bill Eddins.

One June 11, 2008, two undercover deputies with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit purchased crack cocaine from Paige while conducting a narcotics investigation at the Grantwood Apartments in Cantonment.

Paige was a nine-time convicted felon, including a 1998 armed robbery conviction for which he was sentenced to state prison. He had recently been released from the robbery sentence when he sold the crack cocaine, according to Eddins’ office.


9 Responses to “Convicted Felon Gets 15 Years In Prison For Selling Cocaine”

  1. tom on April 4th, 2010 2:11 am

    well i also notice that he was at century correctional institution from 1999-2007 maybe they should send him way down south and hide him far away were his family cant come see him but every once in awhile and he may realize what he is missing because im sure that will be a wake up call when you can’t see mama, baby and his girl…but really all these people thats trying to make this fast money by selling dope you need to get a job cause all of you will get caught eventually there is noone smarter than the other in the dope game your just lucky and that will run out….sorry

  2. not an english major on April 1st, 2010 1:08 pm

    Just recently released and was caught selling crack. OK smart one, you deserve every day of your 15 year sentence, if not more, not only for being a dealer, but, for being a “smart one” (stupid one). If he was sentenced to 15 years in State, he will do about 6 and then hit the streets. If they will wait about a year after he gets out this time, they will probably catch him again. Most repeat offenders are habitual offenders and cannot get gainful employment, due to, most employers will not hire convicted felons. They break the law over and over!

    Sad situation for his family that are probably heart broken and my prayers are with them. Him, on the other hand, have a nice stay at the State Hilton there smart one.

    Good job SO for taking another winner off the streets. Our tax dollars will pay for him to be comfy while in prison. He will get more in there than many on the streets, ie: medical care, 3 hots and a cot, cable tv, air conditioning and heating, just to mention a few.

    I agree with you Bill, they should start doing like the other sheriff and make them work for their food and shelter them in tents. The ones that cannot be in that heat would be sheltered inside, the pregnant ones? Well, I remember hearing stories of pregnant women being in fields working, have the baby and go right back to work, didn’t kill them! If they are stealing to feed their children, I feel bad for them. A 9 time offender, however, smart one should have gotten life!

  3. another fed up tax payer on April 1st, 2010 12:55 pm

    Maybe Mr. Paige will think a time or time about his actions when someone “robs” him while eating with his prison “roomies” or better yet, shares a shower and cell with him. Compassion is needed for many people, but law breakers need good old street justice to kick them – just like the felons like Paige did when he did the crime that landed him 15 years of room and board. If ya ask me, just give him the needle cuz that’s where he’s headed anyway.

  4. blondie on April 1st, 2010 7:41 am

    nine time repeat offender all he gets is 15 years get in afight @school but they cant prove you done anything wrong away from your child three months olds but yet all the repeat offender get is 15 years this justice sytem is all for crook,dope dealers why not let him sit up shop next to the sherrif department……..

  5. bill, big b little ill on March 31st, 2010 2:01 pm

    They need to use that brain before you break the law. Your worried about that sick inmate that was pointing that gun at you or raped your wife or daughter or killed someone in your family. You know Voice of common sense, that common sense your talking about needs to start before the crime not after. If you know that your prison system is no nonsense kind of system before you break that law, just maybe that brain will kick in. Don’t you think. As for that person who has stolen baby formula to feed that child. To many churchs and people still willing to help, ask before you take. And that poor pitiful person that needed those earrings, well common sense tells me that earrings are not a need.

  6. The voice of common sense on March 31st, 2010 1:03 pm

    You make a lot of sense, but then what happens when you have a prisoner who has medical problems and cannot be in 120 degree heat or cannot work on the chain gang? What about pregnant inmates?
    I think that common sense is what is lacking in both our court system and in our penal system. A woman who is convicted of shoplifting should have the circumstances looked at before her punishment is decided. For example, did she steal a pair of ear rings or did she steal a can of formula to feed her baby? Is she trying to take care of her children or is she just stealing to be stealing? The mother who is trying to feed her kids needs help, not being sent to prison.
    The man who has been convicted of NINE felonies and is still selling illegal drugs, should not have been out on the streets to be ABLE to sell the drugs.
    When I see murderers getting sentences of less than five years and a person on much lesser charges being sentenced to more time in prison than that, there is something wrong. We have to start tempering our so-called justice with mercy and compassion. There are circumstances that demand consideration when we are meting out punishment. We can’t just blindly provide the same punishments across the board. It doesn’t work that way. We’ve spent way too long having it proven to us on a daily basis that our penal system does NOT work. It’s time to give it an overhaul.

  7. Angela on March 31st, 2010 9:13 am

    I totally agree with you Bill!!

  8. bill, big b little ill on March 31st, 2010 8:34 am

    When they follow the example of sheriff Joe Arpaio of texas on how to treat an inmate while locked up, we won’t have so many return to prison. Pink underwear, meals for around 15 cents each, disney channel tv, tents in 120 degree heat because he didn’t think they should live better that an American soldier. Men and women chain gangs. America has gone soft on crime because of the money it cost to house an inmate. Along with liberal Judges that turn them right back out into the streets.

  9. nudo on March 31st, 2010 6:20 am

    Here we go again. Nine time convicted felon. He’ll be out in no time.