Upshur County man sentenced to 40 years on charges he sold meth near school

UPSHUR COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - A Gilmer man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison after waiving his right to a jury trial.

On Monday morning, prior to jury selection, Austin Keith Wolfe, 32, changed his decision to ask an Upshur County jury to decide the outcome of his case, the district attorney says. Instead, Wolfe entered into a plea bargain agreement with the State. He then was sentenced to 40 years in prison for his part in a three- person organized crime group, DA Billy Byrd says, which sold meth for profit across the street from Gilmer High School.

Also convicted were Ashley Nicole Grubbs, 29, and Anthony Earl Tutor, 31

The defendant was represented by Marshall attorney Brendan Roth, and was prosecuted by Byrd. Judge Lauren Parish presided. With the plea bargain, Byrd says, the sentence becomes final and he has waived his right to an appeal.

DPS Narcotics was the lead in the investigation.

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