ETX dealership owner sentenced to prison for dealing drugs

(Source: Van Zandt County Sheriff's Office)
(Source: Van Zandt County Sheriff's Office)

VAN ZANDT COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - A prominent business owner in Van Zandt County has been sentenced to prison.

Michael Goggans of Edgewood was arrested in January of 2017 at his car dealership in Edgewood for Manufacture and Delivery of Controlled Substance PG 3/4 <28G a State Jail Felony and two Unlawful Delivery or Manufacture with Intent to Deliver Simulated Controlled Substance both State Jail Felonies.

The investigations then lead to a search of Goggans' residence where 19,560 more prescription pills were located for at total of 22,964. The prescription pills were an assortment of pills ranging from Hydrocodone to antibiotics. Also located at the residence were three stolen firearms one from 1992, three stolen trailers and a stolen lawn mower were all recovered with the help of Van Zandt County Constable Precinct 4.

The cases were then transferred to the federal criminal justice system in the Eastern District of Texas and on January 27, 2017.

Goggans was arraigned on all five felonies with a total bond of $350,000 when he subsequently bonded out.

On March 28, 2018, Michael Goggans was sentenced to 37 months and ordered to surrender himself on May 9, 2018, to the US Marshals to begin his sentence in the federal bureau of prisons.

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