On Thursday, April 8, 2021, in the 402nd Judicial District Court, Gene Weldon Fogleman, Jr. of Dallas pleaded guilty to Manufacture and Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 1, four grams or more but less than 200 grams- a first degree felony. Fogleman was sentenced to 25 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice- Institutional Division plus costs of court. On March 2, 2020, a Wood County Sheriff’s deputy observed a vehicle stuck in a ditch on Highway 154 south of Yantis. Fogleman was in the vehicle and began having medical issues. EMS arrived on scene and provided medical attention to Fogleman. At that time Fogleman told the deputy he had methamphetamine in his pockets. The deputy collected five clear baggies of methamphetamine from Fogleman’s pockets totaling 11.8 grams. Upon searching Fogleman’s vehicle, the deputy located three additional plastic baggies containing marijuana totaling 22.9 grams. Wood County Criminal District Attorney Angela Albers commented, “I appreciate the work of Wood County law enforcement officers who work hard to get drugs out of our neighborhoods and off of our streets. We as prosecutors then do our part with just and tough plea recommendations. I believe that justice was served with this plea and I hope it sends a message that Wood County will not tolerate methamphetamine distribution.”