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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 22, 2011

DALLAS MAN SENTENCED FOR FEDERAL DRUG CRIMES

TYLER, Texas – A 40-year-old Dallas man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today. 

Jose Gaona-Arroyo pleaded guilty on June 1, 2010, to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and was sentenced to 121 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Leonard Davis.

                According to information presented in court, beginning in 2007, Gaona-Arroyo conspired to distribute methamphetamine in Dallas County, Texas, which was then transported through the Eastern District of Texas to be delivered elsewhere.  Gaona-Arroyo was arrested in Smith County, Texas on July 23, 2009, in possession of approximately one pound of methamphetamine.  Gaona-Arroyo and five others were indicted by a federal grand jury on Aug. 5, 2009.   

This case was investigated by the Texas Department of Public Safety and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Ann Cozby.

 

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