GRAYSON COUNTY, Tex. (KXII) - A Grayson County jury sentenced a man to life in prison for possession and distribution of meth.
The same jury found Cody Harris Herd, 40, guilty of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine in the amount of four to 200 grams.
A press release from the Grayson County District Attorney's Office states Denison police began an investigation into Herd in June 2018 after getting a tip he had been selling meth.
Investigators were able to get a search warrant for Herd's home in September 2018 after making a controlled purchase from Herd. They found money from the controlled purchase, nearly 28 grams of meth and a loaded handgun.
Herd had prior felony convictions for possession of methamphetamine and unlawful possession of a firearm.
“Herd was made a reasonable plea offer, but chose to roll the dice with a Grayson County jury. We are certain he now regrets that decision,” said Assistant District Attorney Britton Brooks.
“I hope the Texas prison system is paying attention to what is happening in Grayson County with child molesters, drug dealers, and repeat or violent offenders. If so, they are going to need to build a few more prisons," said District Attorney J. Brett Smith.