In Caldwell, Texas, roughly 25 miles west of College Station, a 46-year-old man was using children as young as five– including his own children– to package his methamphetimine supply, and was just sentenced to 45 years in prison.
According to Burleson County prosecutors, Charles David Clark was convicted on the charge of manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance, in other words, dealing illegal drugs. Evidence at his trial revealed that Clark used his own children and as well as others as young as five-years-old to package the drugs.
Clark has an extensive criminal record, which affected his conviction. The Associated Press reported that “The conviction carries a penalty of up to two years in a state jail but Clark’s extensive criminal record that already included multiple drug convictions elevated him to habitual offender status, allowing District Court Judge J.D. Langley to impose the stiffer sentence.”