ADA — A former Ada resident recently convicted on a Pontotoc County drug charge received a six year sentence Wednesday when the presiding judge upheld a jury's recommendation.

District Judge Thomas Landrith sentenced 30-year-old David Lamont Morgan of Durant, formerly of Ada, to six years in the custody of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections and $431.50 in court costs for a drug possession conviction. Morgan faced enhanced sentencing due to his prior multiple felony convictions in Texas and Oklahoma.

Morgan was arrested by Pontotoc County Sheriff's deputies in June 2004 after authorities were alerted to his drug possession by a former girlfriend. During an interview with law enforcement, Morgan reportedly admitted to possessing illegal drugs and subsequently made a written confession.

Morgan chose to waive his right to the presentence investigation, having too many prior convictions to receive probation, his attorney said.

Following sentencing, Landrith explained to Morgan his rights regarding appeals. Morgan told the court he wished to be transported to the D.O.C. as soon as possible to begin serving his sentence.