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DALLAS MAN SENTENCED FOR FEDERAL CRIMES IN EAST TEXAS
TYLER, TX – U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that a 24-year-old Dallas, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for federal drug and gun violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
JOSE LUIS ABARCA pleaded guilty on May 22, 2009, conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of more than 500 grams of methamphetamine and using or carrying and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Abarca was sentenced today to 195 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Leonard Davis. Abarca was also ordered to forfeit a 2003 Acura and a $50,000 cash judgment was entered against him.
According to information presented in court, beginning at an unknown date up until February 27, 2009, Abarca, along with 6 co-defendants had been distributing methamphetamine from Dallas to others in and around the Eastern District of Texas. Five other individuals pleaded guilty while one defendant has been sentence to 151 months in federal prison. Abarca was the source of the meth and delivered a kilogram of almost pure meth prior to his arrest.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Bill Baldwin.
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