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Life sentence for Upshur Co. cocaine dealer

Kirk Douglas Bolton. Photo Source: Upshur County Jail. Kirk Douglas Bolton. Photo Source: Upshur County Jail.

UPSHUR COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - An Upshur County cocaine dealer is handed a life sentence.

On Wednesday, A jury sentenced Kirk Douglas Bolton, 56, to life in prison. Bolton was charged with the third degree felony offence of Delivery of Cocaine within a thousand feet of the Gilmer Alternative Education Placement School.

On March 23, 2011, an undercover informant was wired with a hidden video camera and sent to buy cocaine at the apartment where Bolton resided. After the money was exchanged in the drug deal, Bolton delivered the cocaine. The informant then gave the drugs along with the video camera over to an undercover narcotics agent. There were children present, playing inside and outside the apartment during the transaction.

Because Bolton had previously been convicted of five prior felony offenses, and has a reputation for not being peaceful or law abiding and committed acts of violence with weapons, the DA's Office filed paper work making him a habitual offender under Texas law.

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