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November 07, 2012

Jury Convicts Dallas County Man of Drug Charges

 SHERMAN, Texas – A 27-year-old Garland, Texas man has been convicted of drug trafficking charges in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

                Andres John Cortez was found guilty by a jury of conspiracy to distribute drugs today following a four day trial before U.S. District Judge Richard Schell. 

According to information presented in court, from 2010 to Apr. 11, 2012, Cortez conspired with others to distribute methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana in the Eastern District of Texas.  A federal grand jury returned an indictment on May 9, 2012 charging 10 individuals with drug trafficking violations. 

Cortez faces a minimum of 10 years in federal prison.  A sentencing date has not been set.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Heather Rattan and Mandy Griffith.





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