Judge sentences Corrigan man to five years for drug dealing

LIVINGSTON, TX (KTRE) - A district judge in Polk County sentenced a Corrigan man to a five-year prison sentence and five years probation following a conviction for delivery of crack cocaine.

According to a press release issued by the district attorney's office, the sentence followed a guilty plea in April and subsequent arrest on June 4 for delivery of a controlled substance.

"Our office is happy with the sentence handed down by Judge (Elizabeth) Coker," Assistant District Attorney Joe Martin said. "Drug dealing is a scourge on our community and a message has been sent that it will not be tolerated by the people of Polk County."

According to the press release, officers conducted three undercover buys at Jimmie Lee Menefee Jr.'s residence, resulting in the confiscation of approximately seven grams of crack cocaine.