A 44-year-old Texas man could be sent to prison for the rest of his life after being convicted on federal drug possession and drug possession with the intent to distribute charges. The jury returned guilty verdicts on Nov. 7 following a trial that lasted for two days. The Longview resident's sentence will be determined by a federal judge after the U.S. Probation Office has conducted a presentence investigation. The case was investigated by the Texas Department of Public Safety, Gregg County Organized Drug Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The man was taken into custody in January 2018 when police executed a search warrant at a Motel located on Marshall Avenue in Longwood. During a search of the room being used by the man, officers say they discovered a significant quantity of methamphetamine along with several grams of marijuana, ecstasy, crack cocaine and prescription medications. A records check revealed that the man had three open warrants. The man was charged with distributing crack cocaine and methamphetamine in Gregg County.