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Repeat drug offender receives 30-year sentence

October 1, 2010 by Randy Keck

From the Parker County District Attorney's Office

A 50-year-old Springtown man pled guilty to possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver and was sentenced to 30 years in prison in a case heard in District Court in Weatherford on Thursday, Sept. 30.

On May 6, investigators with the Weatherford/Parker County Special Crimes Unit arrested Billy Don Farris as he was in the midst of selling $2,000 of methamphetamine in a residence in Springtown. The investigators found him in possession of 50 grams of the narcotic at the time of his arrest.

"At the time he was arrested, Farris had only been out of jail for three weeks," said Assistant District Attorney Abby Placke, who handled the case for the prosecution. "His ability to come up with this much methamphetamine so shortly after being released shows that he was a serious drug dealer in Parker County."

Farris’ criminal record also played a part in his lengthy sentence. Farris had previously been convicted of two felony drug possession offenses, three burglary charges, a felony theft case, and multiple misdemeanors, according to Placke.

"Parker County citizens have always had very strong feelings about repeat offenders," District Attorney Don Schnebly said. "In this case, we were able to take a serious repeat drug offender who has refused to change his behavior off of the streets of our county for a long time. The SCU officers did an excellent job investigating this case and deserve a lot of credit for the result."

Sports Calendar

Monday, March 30

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Burleson, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Burleson at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, 7:00 pm., Rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday.
    *District Games

Tuesday, March 31

  • Aledo JV at Brock, 4:00 pm.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

Thursday, April 2

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Cleburne

  • Aledo Ladycats at Joshua, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Burleson Hughes at Burleson High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, April 3

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Granbury at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Granbury, 5:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, April 6

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Cleburne, 6:00 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Cleburne at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm. *District Game

Tuesday, April 7

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at District 8-5A Golf Tournament at Squaw Valley Golf Course, Glen Rose.

  • Aledo Middle School at District, Hall

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Burleson Centennial at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Cleburne, 7:00 pm. *District Game

Thursday, April 9

  • Aledo Varsity at District Tournament at TCU, all day

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