Pleads guilty

One of three Arkansas residents, indicted in connection with a major drug bust in Royse City in October, has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty,

One of three Arkansas residents, indicted in connection with a major drug bust in Royse City in October, has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty,

Anika Lynn Bagby, 28, Misty Huckaba, 41, and Otis Antonio Wilson, all of Palestine, Arkansas. each received one indictment from the Hunt County grand jury in January on a charge of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance Penalty Group 1, in an amount of more than 400 grams.

All three had previously pleaded not guilty during their arraignment hearings in the 196th District Court.

But Wilson chose to plead guilty Monday during what had been scheduled as an interim hearing. Judge Andrew Bench accepted the plea and under a plea bargain arrangement Wilson was sentenced to 20 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice-Institutional Division.

Each of the individuals remained in the Hunt County Detention Center as of press time Monday, being held on $650,000 bond each. Each of them were being held on one count each of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, in an amount of between 200 and 400 grams; manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, in an amount of more than 400 grams; manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, in an amount of between four and 200 grams; possession of marijuana between four ounces and five pounds; and two counts of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 2, in an amount of between four and 200 grams.

Lt. Nick Dial with the Royse City Police Department said the arrest occurred Oct. 27, 2020 at the 80-mile marker of eastbound Interstate 30. The three were reported heading back to Arkansas from the Dallas area.

The stop yielded the recovery of 460 grams of methamphetamine, five pounds of marijuana, 86 grams of cocaine, 256 grams of Ecstasy, 81 grams of PCP and seven pounds of Promethazine, which Dial said was a form of codeine-induced cough syrup.

Huckaba has an interim hearing scheduled in the court May 10, while Bagby’s next hearing is scheduled May 21.

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