DOJ Seal Department of Justice  
United States Attorney John M. Bales
Eastern District of Texas

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2009            PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
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PORT ARTHUR MAN SENTENCED FOR FEDERAL DRUG VIOLATIONS
Receives 10 years in federal prison for crack cocaine cookies

            BEAUMONT, TX – U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that a 24-year-old Port Arthur, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas. 

            DARYL SAM pleaded guilty on June 24, 2009, to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and was sentenced today to 120 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Marcia Crone. 

            According to information presented in court, on Mar. 5, 2009, Sam was stopped by Beaumont Police officers in the area of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and North Street for a defective brake light.  Sam gave officers consent to search his vehicle, during which a rock of crack cocaine was found behind the driver's seat.  A continued search revealed 7 additional cookies of crack cocaine behind the glove box of the vehicle.  Sam was indicted by a federal grand jury on Mar. 18, 2009, and charged with federal drug trafficking crimes.

            This case was investigated by the Beaumont Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney James Peacock.

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