Longview man gets 40 years on multiple charges

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 8:17pm

A 39-year-old Longview was sentenced to 40 years in prison Tuesday for dealing drugs East Texas.

Spencer Garod Elam, 39, of Longview, was convicted on Oct. 3, 2012, of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute hydrocodone, two counts of possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime, felon in possession of a firearm, and use of a communications facility to facilitate a felony. Elam was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Leonard E. Davis.

According court records, Elam was arrested on May 16, 2011, for drug trafficking in Gregg County, Texas. A federal grand jury returned an indictment on May 11, 2011, charging 13 Longview residents, including Elam, with multiple drug and gun violations.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Gregg County C.O.D.E. Unit, the Gregg County Sheriff’s Office and the Longview Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard L. Moore.


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