Methadone sale nets 99 years

A Granbury man was sentenced on Nov. 20 to the maximum of 99 years in prison and a $10,000 fine for selling methadone to an undercover officer – with his punishment enhanced because of previous felony convictions, according to Hood County District Attorney Rob Christian.

James Michael Checksfield, 37, pleaded guilty to the first-degree felony and took the option of having a jury assess his punishment. The jury’s minimum option could have been 15 years instead of 5 years because of the penalty enhancement, Christian said.


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