Hank “Tommy” Croslin Jr. , brother of Misty Croslin, also in jail on drug charges, was sentenced this morning morning to 15 years in prison for trafficking in prescription drugs.
Circuit Judge Terry LaRue sentenced Tommy Croslin to 15 years on the charge of trafficking in Roxicodone. Another sentence of five years in prison for drug possession will be served at the same time.
Misty Croslin, was the last known person with 5-year old Haleigh Cummings when the little girl disappeared from her Putnam County home in February 2009.
The drug-trafficking charges resulted from an undercover operation in January, and also included the arrest of Ronald Cummings, Haleigh’s father, Donna Brock and others. Croslin’s lawyer, James Werter, urged the judge to consider Tommy Croslin’s cooperation with the investigators in the Haleigh Cummings’ case. Cooperation?? What cooperation??
The prosecution, which was seeking a 30-year sentence — countered that Tommy Croslin only came forward when facing serious prison time — and that he failed to tell authorities what had happened in the home the night Haleigh was reported missing.
This Tuesday marks the 18th month mark of her disappearance. Haleigh’s birthday is August 17th, and what’s left of the family on the “outside” is planning a balloon release in her honor. Maybe now seeing her brother get 15 years will refresh Misty’s drug clouded memory a little about what happened the night Haleigh disappeared.