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District Attorney Greg Willis’s Office Secures 35-Year Sentence for Career Drug Dealer on Parole, Headed to Prison for the 4th Time


District Attorney Greg Willis’s Office Secures 35-Year Sentence for Career Drug Dealer on Parole, Headed to Prison for the 4th Time



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District Attorney Greg Willis's Office secured a 35-year sentence for career drug dealer on parole, headed to prison for the 4th Time.​ On September 7, 2021, Plano Police Department Officer Ben Thurmond conducted a routine traffic stop on a vehicle. The driver originally provided a false name, but officers ultimately determined his true name and that he had an outstanding warrant. The driver, Calvin Ray Hudson, age 44, of Princeton, Texas, was initially arrested for the misdemeanor offense of failure to identify while a fugitive from justice, due to lying about his name when he had an outstanding warrant.

Officer Richard Varner conducted a search of Hudson's person following his arrest and found a Crown Royale bag with two empty syringes and a baggie with a crystalline substance that was later confirmed to be 20.08 grams of methamphetamine.

McKinney Police Department Narcotics Detective Joe Arp testified as an expert that the amount of methamphetamine Hudson had was not that of a user but rather that of a dealer. Detective Arp testified that the typical personal use amount of methamphetamine is 0.2 grams, so Hudson had just over 100 doses with him at the time.

Judge Jennifer Edgeworth found Hudson guilty of the first degree felony of Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine.

In the punishment phase, prosecutors presented evidence that Hudson had an extensive history as a drug dealer. Hudson was first convicted of selling drugs in 2007 when he was sentenced to 6 months in state jail for possession with the intent to deliver methamphetamine. In November 2014, Hudson was sentenced to prison for 3 years for second degree possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine. Lastly, in January 2017, Hudson was convicted of both second degree and first degree possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine and sentenced to 5 years in prison. Hudson was still on parole for the 2017 cases when he committed this 2021 offense. Hudson also served time in state jail for two felony theft convictions in 2004 and 2012.

After Judge Edgeworth sentenced Hudson to 35 years in prison, Willis stated, “A relentless drug dealer, undeterred by parole and three prior prison sentences for the same crime, has finally been stopped. Collin County families can breathe easier with this 35-year sentence."

Assistant Criminal District Attorneys Emily Pratt and Nick Lawrance prosecuted the case, assisted by District Attorney Investigators Stephanie Strickland and Michael Bennett.

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Created at 3/19/2024 11:48 AM by Derrick Jackson
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