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

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2009            PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
HTTP://WWW.USDOJ.GOV/USAO/txe             DIRECT: (409) 839-2538 CELL: (409) 553-9881

 

WINNIE, TEXAS MAN SENTENCED FOR FEDERAL DRUG VIOLATIONS

            BEAUMONT, TX – U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that a 31-year-old Winnie, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas.

            HARRELL EUGENE SONNIER pleaded guilty on July 22, 2009, to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and was sentenced to 84 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Marcia Crone.

            According to information presented in court, in Feb. 2009, Sonnier was found to be in possession of methamphetamine at a hotel on IH-10 in Beaumont.  A federal grand jury returned an indictment on May 6, 2009, charging Sonnier with federal drug trafficking violations.

            This case was investigated by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Antonetta Stancu.

###

back to top