A Sioux Falls man was sentenced this week in Lake County Circuit Court on a felony drug charge. 21-year-old Hunter-Payne Tennant had earlier pleaded guilty to one felony count of Possession of a Controlled Substance and one misdemeanor count of Reckless Driving for an incident that happened in July of 2020.
For the felony charge, Circuit Judge Pat Pardy sentenced Tennant to serve three years in the state penitentiary, but suspended all but 75 days of the sentence based on a number of conditions. Some of those conditions include that Tennant be on supervised probation for three years, and pay fine, court costs, and restitution of close to 800-dollars. Tennant must also re-pay his court-appointed attorney’s fees, among several other conditions of the suspended penitentiary sentence. Judge Pardy also gave Tennant credit for 30 days he’s already served.
For the misdemeanor charge, Judge Pardy sentenced Tennant to serve 90 days in the county jail, but suspended the jail time based on several conditions, some of which include that he pay a fine of 300-dollars, plus court costs, and pay his court appointed attorney’s fees.
The judge ordered that Tennant is to serve the sentences concurrently.