The Office of State Attorney Glenn Hess announces that on October 14, 2019, Chief Circuit Judge Christopher Patterson sentenced Joseph Darian Bell to 10 years of imprisonment after finding Bell to be a Habitual Felony Offender.
On September 25, 2019, Bell was convicted of Sale of Heroin by a Bay County jury. The evidence presented at trial established that the defendant sold to a confidential informant from the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms. The Bay County Sheriff’s Office assisted and utilized undercover recording equipment to record the sale of the heroin to the confidential informant. The case was prosecuted by Assistant State Attorney Peter Overstreet.
For additional information, contact Chief Assistant State Attorney Larry Basford.