Georgetown man gets 25 years for trafficking heroin

Jawan Rayel White. Photo provided by J. Reuben Long Detention Center

A 27-year-old Georgetown man has been sentenced to serve 25 years in prison for trafficking heroin.

According to a release from the 15th Circuit Solicitors Office, Jawan Rayel White was sentenced Friday by Judge Larry Hyman for trafficking more than 28 grams of heroin.

White will have to serve 85 percent of his sentence before he is eligible for parole or any kind of early release, the release said.

White was arrested in August of 2011 by Drug Enforcement Unit agents after he attempted to buy a powder heroin. White did not appear for his trial on those charges in June of 2013 and was tried in absence and found guilty.

A bench warrant was issued for his arrest and White was located when he was arrested for additional drug charges in January.