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EMC Meth Mogul Headed to Prison



A Splendora man, arrested as a result of an investigation by the Montgomery County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office Narcotics Division, was sentenced Thursday afternoon to 45 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Institutional Division.

A jury in the 359th District Court found 53-year-old James Edward Myers guilty of Manufacture / Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Penalty Group 1), more than 4 grams but less than 200 grams, and visiting Judge Mason Martin handed down the sentence. Myers has a lengthy criminal history, including convictions for assaulting a peace officer, and for assaulting a family member, resulting in serious bodily injury.

Prosecutor Jeff Hohl presented evidence that Myers delivered over 60 grams of methamphetamine to a confidential informant on July 30, 2014. Investigator Josh Bergland with the Pct. 4 Constable’s Office testified that they initiated an investigation after receiving credible information that Myers was selling methamphetamine from his residence in the 15000 block of Tyler Lane in Splendora.  Testimony by Bergland and the confidential informant, as well as evidence Hohl presented, showed Myers made multiple sales involving large amounts of methamphetamine.

The jury deliberated just 30 minutes before returning a guilty verdict.

During the punishment phase, Bergland testified that in the course of the investigation, Myers conducted three additional transactions in the amounts of 27.5 grams, 28.5 grams, and 57 grams.

Bergland and other members of the Pct. 4 Constable’s Office Narcotics Division also arrested Myers last August 9 in possession of approximately 445 grams of methamphetamine. Depending upon how it’s sold, that amount of methamphetamine has a street value upwards of $44,000.

Assistant District Attorney Hohl and Pct. 4 Constable Kenneth “Rowdy” Hayden were satisfied that justice was served.

“The efforts of the investigators with Montgomery County Constable Precinct 4 were successful in removing Myers from the streets of our community and preventing him from being able to distribute large amounts of methamphetamine into that community,” Hohl said. “We are happy with the outcome of the trial and will continue to investigate and prosecute those that would possess and distribute illegal substances to the people of Montgomery County.”

Constable Hayden applauded Assistant District Attorney Jeff Hohl for his effective prosecution and Judge Martin for the lengthy sentence, as well as Precinct 4 investigators for their continued efforts to clean up East Montgomery County.

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