Man given 49 years in prison for meth sales

Greenville – A prison sentence has been handed down in connection with methamphetamine sales in Greenville.

Following a two-day hearing, a jury sentenced George Leslie Sanders Jr. Wednesday to 49 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice-Institutional Division. Sanders, of Greenville, was originally scheduled to go to trial on three counts of delivery of a controlled substance, namely methamphetamine. Instead, he entered the guilty pleas and asked to have a jury decide his punishment. The hearings began Monday.

Sanders was alleged to have delivered, or sold, between four and 200 grams, as well as delivered between one and four grams of meth to a confidential informant in Greenville on two separate occasions in 2007.

Click the MP3 icon to listen as KETR's Greenville Correspondent Brad Kellar reports.