15 years for man who pointed gun at officer during fentanyl raid - FOX34 Lubbock

15 years for man who pointed gun at officer during fentanyl raid

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Peyton Wilson, 29 Peyton Wilson, 29

Judge William Eichman sentenced a man to 15 years on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. A jury earlier convicted Peyton Wilson of pointing a gun at a Lubbock Police officer during a drug raid in November 2016.

A SWAT team executed a search warrant at Wilson's home as part of a fentanyl investigation. Wilson pointed the weapon at Sgt. Chad Wurm. Investigators say that is when Sgt. Wurm shot Wilson.

Wilson faced up to life in prison.

He was served with an arrest warrant at the hospital in 2016 for a charge of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, stemming from an undercover operation trying to crack down on fentanyl distribution. The operation led officers and DEA agents to Wilson's north Lubbock home.

At the time of our November 2016 report, investigators believe illegal distribution of fentanyl, a highly powerful opioid, has led to about six overdose deaths within the three months prior. 

In 2018 Wilson pleaded guilty to the federal charge of distribution with intent to distribute fentanyl. He received a sentence of just over 10 years. The sentencing guidelines stated the term would run concurrent with any sentence stemming from the aggravated assault case. 

Jan. 30, 2020: Man accused of threatening officer with a gun found guilty of aggravated assault
Nov. 16, 2016: Man indicted on drug charges related to fentanyl investigation
Nov. 10, 2016: Warrant: Undercover operation led to fenanyl-related arrest
Nov. 7, 2016: Firearm was in 'immediate possession' of suspect shot by police



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