United States Attorney John L. Ratcliffe
Eastern District of Texas
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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2007 PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
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GILMER MEN SENTENCED FOR FEDERAL DRUG CRIMES
TYLER, TX – United States Attorney John L. Ratcliffe announced today that two Upshur County men have been sentenced to federal prison for drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas by United States District Judge Leonard E. Davis.
JASON ALLEN HIXON, 33, of Gilmer, Texas, pleaded guilty on June 27, 2007 to Conspiracy to Possess with intent to distribute and distribution of at least 200 grams but less than 350 grams of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine and was sentenced today to 72 months in federal prison.
ALEJANDRO PEREZ, 27, of Gilmer, Texas, pleaded guilty on July 17, 2007 to Conspiracy to Possess with intent to distribute and distribution of at least 200 grams but less than 350 grams of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine and was sentenced today to 46 months in federal prison.
According to information presented in court, on February 15, 2007, law enforcement officers executed a State Search Warrant at the residence of Hixon on Aspen Trail in Gilmer, Upshur County, Texas. Upon execution of the Search Warrant, officers located approximately 300 grams of methamphetamine inside the residence. The methamphetamine was packaged in separate plastic bags and containers indicating that they were packaged for resale. Officers found Hixon to be in possession of approximately $744.00 in U.S. Currency.
Through the cooperation of the co-defendant, officers were able to arrest Perez when he (Perez) arrived at the co-defendant’s address in possession of approximately $800 in U.S. Currency as payment by Perez to the co-defendant for a drug debt.
This case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Upshur County Sheriff’s Office and the Gregg County Sheriff's Office. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Richard L. Moore.
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