San Angelo man found guilty on drug charges, get 10 years probation

James Lee KnightJames Lee Knight

A 34-year old San Angelo man was found guilty Wednesday on a charge of manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance in penalty group one of 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams, a first degree felony. According to court documents, James Lee Knight appeared in 340th District Court and entered a plea of not guilty to the charge on Jan. 19.

After a jury trial, a unanimous verdict of guilty was reached by the jury Tuesday.

Documents say the court assessed punishment Thursday at 10 years in the ID of TDCJ, but will suspend and probate the sentence for a period of 10 years; defendant sentenced, informed of appellate rights and remanded to custody of Tom Green County Sheriff.

Knight was arrested Jan. 16, 2015, by the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Department, along with Virginia Ann Lara, Cort Wynn Harrison and Deanna Kay Weeaks.

Weeaks pleaded guilty to manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance in penalty group one of 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams in August 2015 and was sentenced to two years with the Concho Valley Community Supervision and Corrections Department, a fine of $500 and $180 in restitution.

Lara pleaded guilty to manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance in penalty group one of 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams in July 2015 and was sentenced to seven years with the Concho Valley Community Supervision and Corrections Department, a $1,000 fine and $180 restitution, joint and severally.

Harrison pleaded guilty to manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance in penalty group one of 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams in March 2015. He was sentenced to 12 years confinement with the Texas Department of Corrections, Texas Department of Criminal Justice.