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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

Tuesday, December 1

  • AHS Ladycats vs. Springtown at Aledo;

    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.
    JV, 5 p.m.
    9th, 5 p.m.

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