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MEXICAN NATIONAL SENTENCED FOR DRUG VIOLATIONS IN EAST TEXAS
Ordered to forfeit $50,000

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 24, 2011

 

TYLER, Texas – A 32-year-old Mexican national illegally living in Tyler, has been sentenced to federal prison for drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Jorge Blas-Mundo pleaded guilty on Aug. 26, 2010 to being involved in a conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of methamphetamine and was sentenced to 70 months in federal prison on Mar. 23, 2011 by U.S. District Judge Leonard E. Davis.  Blas-Mundo was also ordered to submit to the forfeiture of $50,000.

                According to information presented in court, from an unknown date until Apr. 23, 2010, Blas-Mundo conspired with others to distribute more than 500 grams of pure methamphetamine in the Smith County area.  Blas-Mundo was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 6, 2010 and charged with drug trafficking violations.

This case was investigated by the DEA and the Tyler Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Bill Baldwin.

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