He will serve more time for prior drug conviction as well

A Ford City man arrested in march on counterfeiting and drug charges was sentenced to an eight-month jail term as part of a plea agreement.

However, he faces even more jail time after he was ordered to serve more time for a prior drug trafficking conviction. 

Michael Dale Trickey, 48, pleaded no contest to a felony count of attempted accessory and three other felony counts, including possession of a controlled substance for sale, possession of counterfeit plates and attempting to use the person information of another person were dismissed.

He was sentenced on Monday to the jail term.

He was given credit for 45 days time served and 44 days good time.

However, he was also remanded back into custody from probation and his anticipated release time is February of 2020, according to the Sheriff'’s website.

Trickey was on probation for a 2017 drug conviction when Kern County Sheriff's deputies searched his home on the 800 block of Pierce Street.

According to a news release at the time, the search resulted in the seizure suspected methamphetamine, suspected steroids, drug paraphernalia, narcotic pills, and items used to produce counterfeit money.  Deputies, also, located numerous items suspected to be stolen.