A 19-year-old man was sentenced to concurrent seven-year sentences Thursday after pleading guilty to possessing marijuana in the Brown County Jail and burglary of a habitation.
District Judge Steve Ellis approved a plea bargain in the cases against Michael Pope, one of eight inmates accused of having marijuana in the jail.
Pope waived indictment in the marijuana case.
Jailers found marijuana in a jail cell on April 24, sheriff’s officials have said. Sheriff’s officials said after an investigation they believe one of the inmates hid marijuana in a body cavity when he surrendered on a parole warrant, and provided it to his seven cellmates.
In other recent sentencings in 35th District Court, according to District Attorney Micheal Murray’s office:
• James Otis Walker pleaded guilty to evading arrest and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.
• Cody Odom pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and was sentenced to seven years in prison.
• Abel Montoya Munoz, on probation for driving while intoxicated, was sentenced to five years in prison.
• Harold Arthur Johnson pleaded guilty to unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and was sentenced to 18 months in state jail.
• Brandon Keith Wright pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated and was sentenced to five years in prison.
• Daniel Hinojosa Sauceda pleaded guilty to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and was sentenced to two years in prison.