It took a 12 member jury less than an hour to find Olney man Tracy Dirk Wade guilty of manufacturing of methamphetamine in an amount of four grams or more but less than 200 grams.

The jury found Wade guilty at approximately 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26, the third day of the trial. The punishment phase of the trial concluded the next day, and the jury ended up sentencing Wade to 65 years with no fine. He was then remanded to the Young County Jail where he now awaits transportation to the institutional division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

“I just feel priviledged that I got to prosecute this man,” District Attorney Dee Peavy said. “Meth has been such a problem in this community and it translates into so many other crimes. I’m just happy that I got to help put away one of the notorious manufacturers of the drug in this county.”

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