An East Texas man will serve 10 years in prison for possession of cocaine.
Tyler police arrested Jeffery Wright, 34, for possession of cocaine in a quantity of less than one gram at the Lone Star Inn on West Gentry Parkway in November. A complaint by an occupant of the hotel led to the investigation.
According to the Smith County District Attorney's office, on Tuesday, after jurors deliberated less than twenty minutes, Wright was found guilty and was later sentenced to the maximum prison term. As a five-time convicted felon, Wright will serve 10 years in prison.
The case was prosecuted by Kenneth Biggs and Lucas Machicek.
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