After seeing his brother get sentenced to life in prison last month for drugs, a Brownwood man was sentenced earlier this week in 35th District Court to 40 years in prison in a drug case.

James Kirby Peek, 39, was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty before District Judge Steve Ellis to possession of a controlled substance in with intent to deliver in a drug free zone.

In September, Peek's brother, Kevin, 44, received a life sentence after a jury convicted him of possessing methamphetamine with intent to deliver and hearing evidence of a lengthy criminal history.

The Peek brothers were among three people arrested on drug charges following a Nov. 9, 2011 traffic stop in Early.

Also in 35th District Court, Timothy Gallagher, 19, was acquitted last week of sexual assault of a child after a jury trial.

Gallagher was 18 when he was accused of having sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl.

In other recent sentencings, according to information from District Attorney Micheal Murray's officeL

Jennifer Goins pleaded guilty to engaging in organized criminal activity and was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Joe Dale Smith pleaded guilty to deadly weapon in a penal institution and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Fernando Santos Perez, on probation for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, was revoked and sentenced to five years in prison.

Terry Blaine Bessent pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance in a drug free zone and was sentenced to three years in prison.

Bradley Dale Cole pleaded guilty to failure to stop and render aid and was sentenced to three years in prison.

Raynaldo Maldonado pleaded guilty to evading arrest and was sentenced to 270 days in state jail.