East Texas man gets 40 years for drug trafficking

February 27, 2013 4:41:23 AM PST
An East Texas man has been sentenced to 40 years in federal prison for weapons and drug trafficking convictions.

Prosecutors in Tyler say 39-year-old Spencer Garod Elam of Longview was sentenced Tuesday. Elam was arrested in May 2011 during an investigation into a drug ring operating in Gregg County.

A jury last October convicted Elam of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute hydrocodone and two counts of possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime. He was also convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm and using communications to facilitate a felony.

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