A Lebanon woman pleaded guilty Monday in Wilson County criminal court to several drug-related crimes and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Sherry Dianne Pruitte, 42, of Lebanon, was initially charged in December 2014 with two counts of sale of schedule II drugs, selling drugs in a drug-free school zone, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, unlawful possession and carrying a weapon, assault and non-payment of child support.
Lebanon police’s narcotics unit charged Sherry Pruitte and eight other suspects during an investigation from July 2014 through December 2014 that involved large amounts of cocaine and crack cocaine sold at Timberline Campgrounds. Lebanon police spokesperson P.J. Hardy said about $15,000 in cash and vehicles were seized during the investigation.
A Wilson County grand jury indicted Sherry Pruitte and Jeremy Lynn Pruitte, 36, of Lebanon; Terry Lee Wharton, 48, of Lebanon; Benita Faye Prewett, 51, of Lebanon; Anita Gay Dickens, 51, of Lebanon; Cherrish Leigh Lewis, 28, of Lebanon; Kayla Diane Prewett, 26, of Lebanon; Shari Melinda Coles, 53, of Lebanon; and Kristina Marie Pruitte, 31, of Lebanon, as a result of the investigation. Hardy said the nine suspects were charged with conspiracy to distribute more than 300 grams of cocaine.
On Monday, Sherry Pruitte received the 15-year prison sentence without the possibility of parole. (continue reading at Lebanon Democrat)