Updated: Former Hockley County Deputy pleads guilty - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

12/21/09

Updated: Former Hockley County Deputy pleads guilty in meth ring charges

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A former Hockley County Sheriff's Deputy will soon go to prison.

Gordon Bohannon pleaded guilty on Monday in Federal Court to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

This case goes back to the huge federal drug bust in Levelland when officers arrested Bohannon for his involvement in a multi-state methamphetamine drug trafficking ring.

Several defendants in the case already pleaded guilty, and it was Bohannon's turn. He is one of the most high profile defendants in the case.

The maximum sentence for the charge he pleaded guilty to is life in prison and a $4 million fine. However, under the terms of the plea agreement, Bohannon will get 10 years and no fine. He must serve at least 85 percent of that sentence, 8 1/2 years, before he is eligible for parole.

Sentencing should be sometime in March, which is when a judge will decided whether or not to accept the plea agreement.

Bohannon's wife, daughter, and parents sat among family and friend in the courtroom.

Levelland residents expressed disappointment in their Sheriff's Department.  Brenda Perez said, "It's pretty surprising that he pleaded guilty.  I mean, I didn't think he would come out guilty, but he did."

"I'm really disappointed in the Sheriff's Department and the law enforcement because I've always held them in real high esteem until this," said Bill Barker.

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