A Houston man was sentenced Thursday to 30 years in prison on drug and weapons charges stemming from a traffic stop in 2016.

A Galveston County jury found Jacob Adam Ramirez, 30, guilty on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of a firearm by a felon, court records show.

A state trooper pulled Ramirez over in October 2016 on FM 1764 and, after smelling marijuana, found drugs and a handgun during a search of the car, Assistant District Attorney Anthony Smith said.

Ramirez faced between 25 years to life on the drug charge and two years to 25 years on the weapon charge, Smith said.

Instead, he will serve 30 years for possession of a controlled substance and 15 years for possession of a firearm by a felon, Smith said.

The sentences will run concurrently, court records show.

Ramirez will be eligible for parole after serving a fourth of his sentence, Smith said.

Matt deGrood: 409-683-5230; matt.degrood@galvnews.com


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