Trial canceled after plea agreement reached

BEDFORD – The jury trial of a Bloomfield man was canceled after a plea agreement was reached with the state.

An agreement was reached Friday afternoon by the Lawrence County Prosectutor’s Office and Christopher Lynch.

Christopher Lynch

Lynch is facing charges of dealing and possession of meth, unlawful possession of a syringe, and possession of marijuana.

The trial was to begin today in Lawrence County Superior Court I with Judge John Plummer III presiding.

Lynch is being represented by Chief Public Defender Tim Sledd and Public Defender Daniel Dixon.

In the negotiated plea deal Lynch pleaded guilty to charges of possession of methamphetamines, a Level 3 Felony. Charges of dealing meth, unlawful possession of a syringe, and possession of marijuana were dropped.

This morning, Judge Plummber took the plea under advisement pending sentencing on October 5 at 1 p.m.

Lynch was arrested on November 4, 2019, after a Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department deputy performed a traffic stop on State Road 37 at the Sinclair station.

When the deputy approached the SUV he could detect the odor of raw marijuana coming from the interior of the vehicle, which led to a search of the vehicle.

During that search, officers found a crystal substance that tested positive for meth, a hand-rolled cigarette that later tested positive for marijuana, 110 grams of meth, syringes, and fentanyl test kits.

Lynch and three other people in the vehicle were arrested.