LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A former Frenship ISD teacher and coach is headed to prison. Ryan Glenn, 31, was sentenced on Friday to 10 years, after pleading guilty to drug charges on Monday.
Ryan Glenn taught high school social studies and coached middle school football, basketball, and track. Many say he was very liked by students and teachers, but it was his out of school activities that landed him behind bars.
It all happened back in July of 2008. Lubbock police busted Ryan Glenn and another man for attempting to mail drugs through the post office. That then led them to Glenn's home near 17th & Vicksburg. That's where police seized hydro-marijuana and where he had at least 50 marijuana plants growing in the house.
After the arrest, Glenn resigned from Frenship ISD, where he taught high school and coached middle school sports. "I think its very hard when you have someone in this position with the influence that he did have and what he was growing in this community," said state prosecutor Jaret Greaser.
On Monday, Glenn pleaded guilty to drug possession with intent to deliver.
During sentencing Glenn's defense attorney told the judge, "He's a good man who made a very serious mistake, he's very sorry."
The defense pushed for no jail time. "It's extremely difficult for a deferred adjudication or probation to be given, so I feel like the judge did what he felt best in this particular case," said Greaser.
After the judge delivered the sentence of ten years, Glenn was taken into custody. "There's a bunch of avenues that people can take from this, I think some people can take that it could detour, it could also influence kids that these are the results that happen when you conduct yourself like this in Lubbock or anywhere else," said Greaser.
Along with the 10 years, Glenn was also ordered to pay a $5,000 fine.
The defense did not wish to comment after the sentencing.
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