At the age of 48 Gary Franks was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute or dispense less than 50 grams of methamphetamine in the Eastern District of Texas. He plead guilty and received 180 months or 15 years in prison. Franks is now and in failing health. His release date isn’t until May 11, 2033. He has grandchildren he has never met and an aging mother who needs him. He is a published author of the book, The Talking Donkey: The Mouth of the Messenger.