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Drug Trafficker sentenced 60 Years

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On Wednesday, February, 5 2020, in the 221st District Court, with the Honorable Lisa Michalk presiding, a Jury of Montgomery County citizens found Troy Wayne Harmon guilty of two first degree felony offenses of Possession of a Controlled Substance With Intent to Deliver. Assistant District Attorneys Modesto Rosales and Rob Freyer represented the state at trial, and in each case, the Jury found the defendant guilty and sentenced him to 60 years confinement in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Troy Wayne
Troy Wayne Harmon

On July 30, 2019, law enforcement officials received information that the defendant was trafficking drugs, he was an ounce level dealer in the Magnolia area, and he kept his drugs wrapped in a black tube sock. Law enforcement officers also knew that the defendant had a felony warrant for failing to appear in court on an earlier charge of possession of a controlled substance. Trooper Brit Lopez with the Texas Department of Public Safety checked to see if defendant was in the vicinity. As Trooper Lopez checked the area, he observed the defendant in front of his motor vehicle. As the he waited a few minutes for back-up to arrive, Deputy Bronson Christopher and K-9 Sergeant Marshall Williams with the Montgomery County Precinct 5 Constable’s office arrived, the defendant fled the scene, where he left a black tube sock containing more than 25 grams of methamphetamine and more than 12 grams of heroin. Inside of the defendant’s vehicle, officers discovered paraphernalia consistent with drug trafficking. Officers found multiple Ziploc style baggies, syringes, measuring spoons, balloons, and a razor blade with methamphetamine residue. An extensive search for Harmon that evening was unsuccessful.

Through the hard work of the Criminal Investigation’s Division of the Texas Department of public safety, the defendant was located at a motel in Harris County. When officers arrested the defendant he was found with a syringe and a large amount of cash. Agent Craig Ward with the Department of Public Safety testified that the amount of narcotics located in the defendant’s possession was an amount much greater than is usually found on a drug user.

This was not the defendant’s first time being caught with a large amount of narcotics. Corporal Jason Boughter from the Jersey Village Police Department, and Deputy Luke Castillo with the Waller County Sheriff’s Office testified at trial. In 2016 in Jersey Village, the defendant was caught with 41 grams of methamphetamine and 18 grams of heroin rolled up in a black sock. In 2017 in the city of Waller, the defendant was caught with 15 grams of methamphetamine and 6 grams of heroin. The defendant went to prison for only two years as a result of the offense he committed in 2016, and like this case, was on bond for another felony offense at that time.

Through the hard work of the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Montgomery County Precinct 5 Constable’s Office, Jersey Village Police Department, and the Waller County Sheriff’s Office a drug trafficker was removed from our community. With his prior trip to prison, Harmon faced 15 years to 99 years or life in prison on these charges. The Jury returned a verdict of 60 years in each case.

Assistant District Attorneys Rob Freyer and Modesto Rosales: “This verdict sends a strong message that the trafficking of drugs in Montgomery County will not be tolerated.”

District Attorney Brett Ligon: “Drugs are responsible for all types of other crimes. Criminals will steal, rob, and hurt others to get their hands on these drugs. Through the collaboration and hard work of multiple law enforcement agencies and prosecutors in this case we were able to stop this defendant from continuing to put these poisons on the street.”

Source: Michael R. Holley, First Assistant District Attorney, Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office