Man gets 30 years in meth case

October 6, 2012


A 61-year-old Granbury man was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Sept. 25 after being convicted of selling methamphetamine to an undercover narcotics officer, Hood County District Attorney Rob Christian said.

Tony Ray Plumlee, of the 600 block of East Moore Street in Granbury, was arrested by Hood County Sheriff’s Office deputies during a warrant roundup in early May.

The jury also fined Plumlee $10,000 for the offense, delivery of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, more than 1 gram/less than 4 grams.

Christian said Plumlee may be eligible for parole after serving seven years.

Plumlee “agreed to meet an undercover narcotics officer with the Hood County Sheriff’s Office and sell him a “teener” (1.75 grams) of methamphetamine for ($150),” according to Christian. “When the officer arrived at a home in Acton for the purchase, Plumlee and a woman were smoking methamphetamine. Plumlee jokingly told the officer they were ‘smoking all of his dope.’”

Christian said that Plumlee admitted to an investigator that he sold meth on a regular basis, but did not remember the specific transaction involving the undercover officer.

Jurors in the 355th Judicial District Court heard evidence during the punishment phase of the trial that Plumlee had a previous conviction for meth possession in Hood County in 2006. Christian noted that Plumlee served five years in prison for that conviction.

Jurors also heard evidence of Plumlee’s September 2011 arrest for possession of less than 1 gram of meth, Christian added. Plumlee was arrested on a state jail felony warrant by Granbury Police on Sept. 29, 2011, at a residence in the 1100 block of Penrod Drive.

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