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TWO SENTENCED IN BEAUMONT ON COCAINE CHARGES

 

            BEAUMONT TX – United States Attorney Matthew D. Orwig announced today that two men have been sentenced to federal prison for separate drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas.

JUAN CARLOS MOSQUERA-AMARI, 35, of New Orleans, Louisiana, was sentenced to 140 months in federal prison by United States District Judge Ron Clark today. 

            According to information presented in court, Mosquera-Amari, a native of Colombia, conspired with his co-defendants to move shipments of cocaine from Houston to New York and also from Houston to New Orleans. On May 23, 2002, officers with Texas DPS performed a traffic stop on a sole occupant vehicle.  Due to the obvious nervousness of the driver, DPS officers obtained consent to search the vehicle and found 4.85 kilograms of cocaine and 61.75 grams of cocaine base. Officers discovered Mosquera-Amari to be the supplier of the drugs, although he managed to elude police for several years, the defendant was arrested on June 22, 2006 in Houston, Texas.   

            This case was investigated by the Texas Department of Public Safety and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert L. Hobbs.

PERRY THOMPSON, 37 of Orange, Texas, was sentenced to 77 months in federal prison by United States District Judge Ron Clark today. 

According to information presented in court, Thompson, a native of Newton, Texas, was arrested on March 29, 2005, after officers searched his residence and found 34.59 grams of cocaine base which the defendant admitted he purchased and planned to sell for profit. 

            This case was investigated by the Orange Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert L. Hobbs.

 

 

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