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Clifford Errol Worsham pled guilty to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012.
Worsham pled guilty to engaging in organized criminal activity, a first degree felony. The charged stemmed from a crack cocaine distribution house being busted in Sweetwater on Oct. 6, 2010.
Numerous law enforcement officers converged on a property in south Sweetwater on Oct. 6, 2010, and broke up a suspected crack cocaine distribution operation. The operation was the result of a joint investigation between Nolan County Sheriffâ€™s Office, 32nd Judicial District Attorneyâ€™s Office-Criminal Investigators, Abilene Police Department-Special Operations Division, Texas Department of Public Safety and Immigrations and Customs Enforcement â€śICEâ€ť â€“ a division of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
The execution of the actual raid was a combined effort involving approximately 18 officers from the agencies represented above. The raid was carried out at a residence addressed as 1110 Runnels, at the intersection of E. Oklahoma and Runnels Streets in Sweetwater. This particular address had been well known to law enforcement as it had been raided in July of 2009 for the same type of activity.
A significant amount of suspected crack cocaine was seized along with a small quantity of marijuana, cash and other related items.
The house was demolished on Tuesday, March 29, 2011. Sheriff David Warren called this the location of one of the most prolific crack cocaine selling operations he has seen.
For his plea, Worsham received 10 years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, probated for six years. He will also have to pay a $600 fine, $384 in court costs, $1,500 in attorney's fees and $140 in restitution to the Texas Department of Public Safety Crime Laboratory in Abilene. He will also have to serve 360 hours of community service.