- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 21, 2015

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - An East Texas man must serve more than seven years in federal prison in a drug case linked to a missing person whose body turned up in some woods.

Shane Dwayne Hadnot of Jasper was sentenced Tuesday in Beaumont. Hadnot in December pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

Hadnot was indicted last summer on drug-distribution counts leading to the death of Alfred Wright of Jasper.

Wright was last seen on Nov. 7, 2013. His truck was found near Hemphill. Wright’s family reported him missing and complained not enough was being done to locate him, which authorities denied.

Volunteer searchers, more than two weeks later, discovered his remains. An autopsy determined Wright died of an accidental drug overdose.

Investigators say Hadnot sold cocaine and other drugs to Wright.


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