A Springfield man on Friday was sentenced in 10th Judicial Circuit Court to eight years in prison for possessing 45.9 grams of cocaine with the intent to deliver, a Class X felony.
Oscar L. Clayborne, 33, was credited for 326 days served while awaiting trial and sentencing. He will get day for day good time. He must serve three years of mandatory supervised release after his prison term.
On the day of his arrest in September 2016, Creve Coeur police saw Clayborne driving a car and tried to stop him because they knew he did not have a license, according to court documents. He fled into a construction zone and, while doing so, passed a maroon van with two women in it that would play a role in his eight-year sentence, court records stated.
The witnesses called 911. The two reported that they saw Clayborne throwing small bags of white material out of the sunroof of his vehicle when he passed them and that they could show officials the area where Clayborne tossed the bags. Officers found three bags of cocaine, all packaged for sale, court records stated.
During the arrest, officers found $7,402 in cash in the vehicle, court records stated.
Clayborne already served a three-year and a five-year term in prison for possession of a controlled substance in 2010 and 2012.