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ETX man sentenced to 7 years in federal prison for meth trafficking

ETX man sentenced to 7 years in federal prison for meth trafficking
Bowie County Sheriff's Office
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 5:59am

A 37-year-old Texarkana, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales, Tuesday.

Sonya Lamarcus Hopkins pleaded guilty on June 6, 2013, to possession with intent to distribute and distribution of methamphetamine and was sentenced to 87 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Michael H. Schneider.

According to information presented in court, on February 28, 2012, Hopkins arranged by telephone to distribute seven grams of methamphetamine to another individual. The transaction was carried out by another person on behalf of Hopkins in Texarkana, Texas. Hopkins was indicted by a federal grand jury on September 12, 2012, and charged with drug trafficking violations.

This case was investigated by the Bi-State Narcotics Task Force, Texarkana Police Department, Bowie County Sheriff’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Ann Cozby.

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