A 53-year-old Burleson County man was sentenced to 60 years in prison Wednesday on a drug charge, officials said.

According to the Burleson County District Attorney’s Office, Elwood Hoover, 53, was convicted of a charge of possession of a controlled substance by a jury Tuesday, and the jury handed down the sentence Wednesday morning.

Officials said Hoover was found guilty of possessing between one and four grams of methamphetamine, a third-degree felony usually punishable by two to 10 years in prison. However, because he has multiple previous felony convictions, he is deemed a habitual felony offender, making the punishment range 25 to 99 years in prison.

Hoover was arrested after a citizen called in a report of a suspicious vehicle. A Burleson County deputy located him asleep in a car that was partially blocking the caller’s driveway and the public roadway. He was arrested on an outstanding warrant, and a search of his car led to the discovery of just under four grams of meth, officials said.

Hoover was convicted of a drug charge in Dallas County in 1986, and on three counts of sexual assault of a child out of Burleson County in 2011. 

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