A Galveston County jury sentenced a man Friday to 50 years in prison for selling methamphetamine.
The jury found Marvin Ray August, 41, guilty of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.
The Texas City Police Department investigated August and obtained a search warrant to enter his home, where he lived with his mother, child and co-defendant Brandy Monique Saenz. Officers reported finding almost 4 grams of methamphetamine in individual baggies, digital scales, empty bags and a bottle of Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle relaxant.
Assistant District Attorney Anthony Smith asked the jury to consider August has been selling drugs in the county for decades, resulting in multiple trips to prison. Although August doesn't have a violent criminal history, the jury should consider harm and violence that results from selling drugs, Smith said.
August must serve at least one-fourth of his sentence before he is eligible for parole.
Attorney Bill Leathers represented August.
The case against Saenz is still pending.