A Macon man was sentenced to 15 years in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to drug and related charges in Houston County Superior Court.
Larry Charles Akins, 36, pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine, possession of codeine, possession of a firearm during a crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to a Houston County District Attorney’s Office news release. Akins was sentenced by Judge Katherine K. Lumsden.
Akins, who uses an alias of Larry Vanzant, also was sentenced to 15 years probation, ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and banished from Houston County for the term of his sentence, the release said.
Akins was on parole for previous drug convictions and his parole was revoked, the release said.
Akins was stopped and arrested Dec. 22, 2009, by Perry police officer James Jones when the officer saw him driving a vehicle with a stolen license tag, the release said. The officer saw a handgun in the vehicle and found a small amount of marijuana in Akins’ pocket. The other drugs were found during a search of the vehicle, according to the release.