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HILLSVILLE — A 54-year-old man will serve three years in prison after pleading guilty Thursday to dealing large amounts of drugs across the street from Woodlawn School.
Charles Terry Caudill pleaded guilty to five of seven illegal drug-related charges that arose after Carroll County deputies searched his home at 604 Woodlawn Road in February 2009, according to court records.
Authorities seized nearly six pounds of marijuana, 28 guns and $12,800 in cash after serving a search warrant there.
Deputies charged Caudill with distribution of more than five pounds of marijuana, possession of a firearm as a felon, possession of a stolen firearm, distribution of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school and child endangerment of a juvenile under 18.
In Carroll Circuit Court, Caudill agreed to plead guilty to a count of possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, a count of possession of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school, a count of possession of a firearm after being convicted of a felony and two counts of receiving stolen firearms, according to court papers.
For the possession of marijuana charge, Caudill received 10 years in the Virginia Department of Corrections with seven of those suspended.
The plea agreement also stipulated a five-year suspended prison term for each of the other charges.
Caudill also agreed to forfeit the cash, a Red Box utility trailer, a boat trailer and a 2000 Basstream boat.