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TWO SENTENCED IN BEAUMONT FOR FEDERAL GUN AND DRUG VIOLATIONS

 

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

MATTHEW WEBB, 29, of Dickinson, was sentenced to 259 months in federal prison for conspiracy to posses with the intent to distribute methamphetamine by United States District Judge Ron Clark today. 

ROBERT ERIC SMALL, 31, of Houston, was sentenced to 166 months in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime today by United States District Judge Ron Clark. 

            According to information presented in court, these defendants conspired together to bring approximately 145 grams of "actual" methamphetamine from Houston to Vidor, Texas to be distributed throughout the Eastern District of Texas in early 2006.  These defendants also were found to be in possession of two firearms during the possession of these drugs.

Other co-conspirators who have already been sentenced in this case include: TERRY LYNN JOHNSON, a 26-year-old Lumberton man who was sentenced to 90 months in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possessing a firearm during a drug trafficking offense; BRIDGET GILBERT, a  34-year-old Port Arthur woman who was sentenced to 3 years in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine, and CYNTHIA NELSON, a 19-year-old Vidor woman who was sentenced to five years in federal prison for possessing a firearm during a drug trafficking offense.  One other co-conspirator, STACEY WILKES, has not been sentenced as of yet.

            This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Orange County Sheriff's Department.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Englade.

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