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

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2010            PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
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MEXICAN NATIONAL SENTENCED FOR FEDERAL DRUG VIOLATIONS

            TYLER, Texas – U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that a 28-year-old Mexican national has been sentenced to federal prison for federal drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas. 

            SILBANO VEGA FLORES, a Mexican national living in Tyler, Texas, pleaded guilty on Sep. 29, 2009, to possession with intent to distribute and distribution of methamphetamine and was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Michael H. Schneider.  A forfeiture judgment against Flores for $3,000 was also ordered.

            According to information presented in court, from December 2005 to March 2006, Flores was part of a drug distribution ring distributing methamphetamine to others in the Tyler, Texas area.  A federal grand jury returned a 4-count indictment on June 3, 2009, charging Flores and two others with federal drug crimes.

            This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Drug Enforcement Administration and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Allen H. Hurst.

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