A Texas City man was sentenced Wednesday to 25 years in prison over a drug arrest made during a traffic stop in October 2016.
A jury found Willard Bernard Welch, 36, of Texas City, guilty Tuesday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance between 4 grams to 200 grams, Assistant District Attorney Anthony Smith said.
Galveston County Sheriff’s Office deputies pulled Willard over in October 2016 because of a bad break light and he argued with deputies about the stop, Smith said.
Deputies later found several packages of a substance that later tested positive for methamphetamine, Smith said.
Willard must serve five years of his sentence before he is eligible for parole, Smith said.