Repeat Offender Sentenced to 75 Years

A Brazos County jury gave a Dallas man a stiff sentence Monday for dealing drugs.

Larry Allen, 49, was sentenced to 75 years in prison for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

Allen had been sent to prison on four prior occasions. Because Allen had been convicted of felonies at least twice before, he faced 25 to 99 years, or life in prison.

Allen's first conviction was in 1976 for burglary, followed by forgery in 1980, and possession of a deadly weapon in a penal institute in 1988.

Allen was sentenced to a 40-year prison term in 1986 for possession of a controlled substance. He was sentenced to another 40 years in prison for possession of a controlled substance in 1994.

Following his sentence Monday, Assistant District Attorney Ray Thomas said, "Four prior trips to the penitentiary warranted the 75 year sentence. Enough is enough."

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