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

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2010            PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
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CHANNELVIEW MAN SENTENCED FOR EAST TEXAS DRUG TRAFFICKING

 

            BEAUMONT, Texas - A 35-year-old Channelview, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

            Gilberto Correa Solis pleaded guilty on Aug. 14, 2009, to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and was sentenced to 108 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Ron Clark. 

            According to information presented in court, from November 2008 through November 2009, Solis was the leader of a drug trafficking ring which distributed cocaine and marijuana from South Texas to Houston for re-distribution to other areas, including the state of New York.  Solis admitted to trafficking 150 kilograms of cocaine as part of this conspiracy.  Solis and 10 other defendants were indicted by a federal grand jury on Feb. 18, 2009, and charged with drug trafficking violations.  Solis is the final defendant to be sentenced in this case.

            A total of $360,145.00 in U.S. currency was seized in this case and an additional $10,752,000.00 was ordered forfeited.

            The case was investigated by the Galveston, Texas DEA office and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle S. Englade.

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