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|TUESDAY, MAY 11, 2010||PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER|
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RICHARDSON MAN GUILTY IN HYDROCODONE STING
PLANO, Texas – A 35-year-old Richardson, Texas man has pleaded guilty to gun and drug crimes in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.
Samuel Corey Current pleaded guilty to conspiracy to obtain and distribute hydrocodone and to being a felon in possession of a firearm today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Don Bush.
According to information presented in court, beginning in April 2007, Current conspired with 9 others to obtain and distribute hydrocodone in the north Texas area around Dallas/Fort Worth known as the Metroplex. To facilitate the scheme, the defendants obtained prescriptions for hydrocodone, had the prescriptions filled at various pharmacies, and then distributed the hydrocodone to others. Additionally, on Nov. 20, 2009, Current was found in possession of a pistol and a shotgun. Further investigation revealed that he had been previously been convicted of theft in Travis County, Texas and as a convicted felon, is prohibited from owning or possessing firearms or ammunition. A federal grand jury returned an indictment on Apr. 14, 2010, charging Current and 9 others with federal drug trafficking violations.
Current faces up to 5 years in federal prison for the drug charge and up to 10 years for the firearms charge. A sentencing date has not been set.
This case is being investigated by the DEA and the Allen Police Department and prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney's Office.
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