A Galveston County District Court on Thursday sentenced a Dickinson man to 99 years in prison for possessing methamphetamine.

Officers in July 2016 found Lemondale Dwayne Braggs, 40, in possession of several multicolored pills after executing a felony arrest warrant in a Dickinson apartment complex, according to a news release.

The Texas Department of Public Safety Houston Crime Lab tested seven of the pills and found them to be methamphetamine, weighing at 1.18 grams, the release states.

A jury on Thursday delivered a guilty verdict for Braggs. He originally faced between 25 and 99 years, or life, in prison because of two felony enhancements, the release states. One was a 1997 conviction for sexual assault, and the other was a 2014 conviction for the unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.

The possession of a controlled substance conviction was Braggs’ 10th felony, according to the release. He has also been convicted another time for possession of a controlled substance, and also has four convictions for possession of cocaine and two convictions for attempted failure to register as a sex offender.

Braggs will have to serve at least one-fourth of his sentence in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice before being eligible for parole, according to the release.

The jury trial occurred over the last several days in the 405th District Court.

Samantha Ketterer: 409-683-5241; samantha.ketterer@galvnews.com or on Twitter at @sam_kett



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