On Thursday, September 15, 2011 at approximately 8:30 am, the Conroe Police Narcotics Unit arrested a man and seized 8.8 kilograms of cocaine. The drugs have an estimated street value of 1.3 million dollars.
Narcotics Officers were conducting a drug investigation in the 1000 block of S. Frazier St. when the department narcotics K-9, “Cassie”, alerted her handler, Officer Clyde Vogel, to a bag which contained the cocaine. Investigation subsequently led officers to the bag’s owner, Morris Alexander Wise, a 31 year old black male from Chicago, Illinois. Morris was arrested and charged with Aggravated Possession of a Controlled Substance, a 1st degree felony charge.
In December 2011 Wise posted a bond of $300,000 and was released from the Montgomery County Jail.
On Monday Wise appeared with his attorney Michael McDougal Wise plead nolo contendere to possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance over 400 grams, which carries a possible penalty of 15 to 99 years, or life in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. The court also has the discretion to withhold a finding of guilt and place him on deferred adjudication.
That option is exactly what Judge Hamilton did. Wise was sentenced to 90 days in jail and 10 years deferred adjudication.
This was a first time Wise had ever been in trouble. The judge also took into consideration his employment record showed he had been gainfully employed since high school and graduating college,
She also considered the fact that he remained living in Chicago and traveled to Conroe for each hearing.