Drug bust suspect

One of three Arkansas residents, indicted in connection with a major drug bust in Royse City in October, has been released from custody after pleading guilty to a reduced charge

One of three Arkansas residents, indicted in connection with a major drug bust in Royse City in October, has been released from custody after pleading guilty to a reduced charge, while a second has been released with her case dismissed.

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.

Huckaba pleaded guilty May 12 to a charge of possession of a controlled substance less than one gram and was sentenced to 180 days in jail, with 180 days credit for time served.

Bagby had her charge dismissed during a hearing in the court May 14.

Wilson chose to plead guilty April 26 and was sentenced to 20 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice-Institutional Division.

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.

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