WICHITA FALLS — A man described as a known gang member was sentenced to prison Thursday for a drug charge involving the substance in marijuana that produces a high, court documents show.
Some felony charges against Jesse Manuel Olvera Jr., 23, were dismissed as part of a plea agreement, according to court documents.
Olvera pleaded guilty to possession of 4 to 400 grams of tetrahydrocannabinol — THC — with the intent to deliver before 89th District Judge Charles Barnard, court records show.
Barnard sentenced Olvera to seven years in prison and ordered him to pay $405 in court costs and $180 in restitution for the Dec. 5, 2018, crime in Wichita County, according to court filings.
Olvera was being held Friday in Wichita County Jail, pending his transfer to prison, according to online jail records.
Police have described Olvera as a known gang member, according to allegations in court documents.
In return for his guilty plea, two felony charges of money laundering, $2,500 to $30,000, were dismissed.
No details about the circumstances of Olvera's drug offense were available in the county's online system for court records.
The case appears to have been a referral to the grand jury, which would not require a detailed affidavit.
According to court filings, felony charges still pending against Olvera include the following:
Money laundering, $2,500 to $30,000, in connection with an Aug. 24 incident.
Evidence tampering in connection with an Aug. 26 incident.
Possession of less than 1 gram of THC in connection with a July 28 incident.
Two charges of possession of 4 ounces to five pounds of marijuana in connection with incidents on June 24, 2020, and July 26, 2020.
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