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ETX man sentenced for dealing meth

ETX man sentenced for dealing meth

POSTED: Monday, April 22, 2013 - 9:28am

UPDATED: Monday, April 22, 2013 - 10:48am

A man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales on Monday.

Adrian Denova Sanchez, 56, of Marshall, pleaded guilty on January 30, 2013, to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of methamphetamine and was sentenced to 127 months in federal prison on Friday, by U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap. Sanchez was also ordered to forfeiture of $10,000.00 to the U.S. Marshal Service.

According to information presented in court, between November 2009 and October 2012, Sanchez was involved in a conspiracy to manufacture and distribute meth and cocaine in East Texas. Sanchez admitted to distributing over 50 grams of meth and selling a semi-automatic pistol during the conspiracy. Sanchez and four others were indicted on November 7, 2012, and charged with federal drug and gun crimes.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Marshall Police Department, the Harrison County District Attorney’s Office, the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office and the Texas Department of Public Safety-Special Crimes and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Allen Hurst.


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