A Fremont man arrested for drug possession following a traffic stop accepted a plea agreement April 9 in Washington County District Court.

David K. Mackey, 54, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, a Class 4 felony.

The state recommended a one year sentence to be served concurrent to any other sentence he is to serve.

Mackey was scheduled to be sentenced Monday in Dodge County District Court for attempted possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, a Class 2A felony.

Mackey waived his right to a presentence investigation to proceed to sentencing.

Judge John E. Samson sentenced Mackey to 12 to 15 months in prison. He was given credit for five days served. The sentence is to be served concurrently with his sentence in Dodge County.

Prior to sentencing, Mackey apologized to the court for absconding after his arrest in November 2017.

“I just got cold feet and went to Texas,” he said.

Mackey said, however, that he has not used drugs in some time.

“I switched my addictions to work,” he said.

Mackey was arrested Nov. 8, 2017, after a traffic stop for a headlight out in the 1800 block of Wright Street in Blair. Mackey had an active arrest warrant in Dodge County for two counts of possession with intent to deliver-methamphetamine and possession of a controlled substance.

When an officer searched Mackey, they found a glass pipe with white residue and small bag of meth in a jeans pocket. Mackey also admitted to having another pipe near his groin area.

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