A Plantersville man was sentenced to 25 years in prison for drug dealing on Monday.
According to a press release from the grimes county District Attorney’s Office, they sentenced Leroy Ward of Plantersville to 25 years after he plead guilty to charges of Delivery of A Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon.
Ward was arrested in April 2019 after a search warrant was executed at his home, during which authorities recovered narcotics and guns. Evidence pieced together determined Ward was selling cocaine and meth from his house. Ward was out on parole at the time of his arrest.
Grimes County District Attorney Andria bender said that she hopes this sentence sends the message that drug dealing and trafficking will not be tolerated in Grimes County. The release also said Ward was prosecuted as a habitual offender due to his criminal history.
Ward will remain in the Grimes County Jail until his transfer to prison.