Updated: Haleigh's relatives in court "Snip" By Kristin Chambers http://www.palatkadailynews.com/arti...ews/news01.txt Published: Thursday, April 1, 2010 Family members appeared in court Wednesday morning for pretrial hearings on various drug trafficking charges. Ronald Cummings, Misty Croslin and Cummings' cousin, Hope Sykes, appeared in a courtroom in response to charges that stem from a narcotics investigation in which the three were allegedly dealing in $3,900 worth of prescription drugs. Ronald Cummings, was interrupted in court as an accused murderer awaiting his own pretrial hearing cut himself. Ronald Cummings pretrial was continued to May 13 for five counts of trafficking in Hydrocodone. Misty Croslin, faces eight total counts of trafficking Hydrocodone, seven of the charges in Putnam County, one within St. Johns County. Robert Fields, was granted permission to move Croslin's next pretrial to June 3 due to issues coordinating depositions. Hope Sykes, pleaded no contest to one of two counts of trafficking in Hydrocodone. Sykes' attorney explained there were surveillance tapes containing a drug transaction with Sykes present. "That certainly supports your plea," Judge Terry LaRue said. Sykes faces up to 30 years in prison for the felony charge. Hank Croslin Jr., faces one count of trafficking in Hydrocodone in the same case. His pretrial was continued to May 13. Several family members of Cummings and Sykes were present during the hearings, including Teresa Neves. "I believe Hope Sykes has to do what is best for her, and if that is what she and her attorney feel is best for her, then we fully support that," Neves said. Neves said it "is very hard" to see her family behind bars. "Haleigh is what we have to spend all of our energy on, and it's hard to know there are other things going on beyond our control," she said. When asked how Cummings was handling everything, she replied that he is having a "very hard time right now." "He is fighting a lot of depression - he thought Haleigh would be home by now," Teresa Neves said.