Haynes headed to prison in drug case

ATHENS – An Athens man Tuesday was sentenced to prison for drug crimes with a consecutive community control sentence.

Billy Joe Haynes, 25, of Athens appeared before Athens County Common Pleas Court Judge George McCarthy and was sentenced to five years in prison followed by five years of community control upon his release. If he violates the terms of his community control, he is subject to an additional three years in prison.

The charges against Haynes stem from the joint investigation by the Athens Police Department, the Ohio University Police Department and the Athens County Prosecutor’s Office.