On Tuesday May 21, 2019 in the County Court at Law No.2 for Kaufman County, presided by the Honorable Bobby Rich, Kaufman County jurors found David Allen McHam guilty of Possession of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group I in an amount less than one gram.
McHam was apprehended by Forney officers after an initiation of a traffic stop for stopping past a clearly marked stop line at a traffic light. The prosecution was led by Assistant Criminal District Attorney Jason Miller and Fei Sun-Shelton.
McHam was sentenced to two years in the state jail probated for four years, a $1000 Fine, and court costs.
As part of his probation period McHam will have to serve ninety days as a condition, participate in a drug offender education program, have a substance abuse evaluation, attend narcotic anonymous, submit to a drug test four times a month, and complete 40 hours community service.
The offense carried a punishment range of one hundred and eighty days up to two years in the State Jail.
We would like to recognize the Forney Police Department and other state agencies that assisted with the prosecution of this case, and help send a clear message that illegal drug possession is not tolerated in Kaufman County.
Press release provided by the Kaufman County District Attorney's Office