A Campbell man has been sentenced to prison, after pleading guilty to possessing cocaine earlier this year.

Wesley Shane Ashley had been formally charged this week in connection with two raids on his apartment earlier this year by the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office.

The Hunt County District Attorney’s Office had filed information complaints, in lieu of indictments, against Ashley Tuesday. Ashley was charged with possession of between four and 200 grams of cocaine and possession of between four ounces and five pounds of marijuana.

During a hearing in the 354th District Court Thursday, Ashley entered a plea of guilty to the cocaine charge. Under a plea bargain arrangement, the marijuana possession charge was dismissed, but Ashley took responsibility for the substance and the sentence he would have received if convicted was considered by Judge Richard A. Beacom in assessing Ashley’s punishment.

Ashley was sentenced to seven years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice-Institutional Division, with 114 days credit. Ashley, 20, had been described by sheriff’s officials as a major supplier of illegal drugs in Hunt County.

Deputies with both the patrol and narcotics divisions acted together to conduct two recent raids on Ashley’s apartment on Ocean Drive in Campbell.

The officers recovered the marijuana during a raid on March 2, and recovered the cocaine while attempting to serve four active warrants against Ashley during a raid on April 1, at which time Ashley was arrested and booked into the Hunt County Jail, where he remained in custody Wednesday in lieu of $152,000 bond.

The four warrants were reportedly based on the property recovered during the earlier raid, during which according to the sheriff’s office, deputies recovered almost one ounce of cocaine, about 100 pills of Ecstasy, 2.5 pounds of marijuana and a stolen firearm.

On the second visit, officers reportedly recovered about five grams of cocaine, another 100 pills of Ecstasy and between two and four ounces of marijuana.

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