Jeffery W. Gordon of Jacksonville gets 20 years for possession of a controlled substance enhanced:

March 13, 2019

Yesterday, March 12, 2019 in the 369th Judicial District Court of Cherokee County, Texas, a jury of twelve found Jeffery W. Gordon guilty of possession of a controlled substance enhanced, and sentenced him to twenty years in prison.

Mr. Gordon was found guilty of having methamphetamine, and this offense was aggravated by the fact that Mr. Gordon had committed seven previous felonies. In the punishment trial, Mr. Gordon admitted to driving around Cherokee County while high on meth.

The District Attorney’s Office would like to give special thanks to Trooper Colby Hobbs of the Department of Public Safety for his work on this case and his professional demeanor throughout the investigation and arrest.

The Honorable Judge Michael Davis presided over the case. The State was represented by Assistant District Attorney Andrew C. Weber of Rusk and Assistant District Attorney Eric Felux. The defendant was represented by Mr. James Williams.

We will vigorously prosecute repeat offenders in Cherokee County," said District Attorney Elmer C. Beckworth, Jr.