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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 26, 2013

Smith County Man Sentenced for Federal Drug, Gun Crimes

    TYLER, Texas – A 34-year-old Tyler, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking crimes in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

                Marco Aguilera pleaded guilty on Sep. 4, 2012, to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime.  He was sentenced today to 40 months for the drug conviction and 60 months for the firearms conviction.  U.S. District Judge Michael H. Schneider ordered the sentences to be served consecutively for a total of 100 months in federal prison.

According to information presented in court, in March 2012, Aguilera possessed and distributed methamphetamine in a Tyler, Texas apartment.  He admitted to conspiring with others to distribute more than 150 grams of methamphetamine in the Tyler area.  A federal grand jury returned an indictment on Apr. 11, 2012 charging Aguilera with federal drug trafficking violations.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Smith County Sheriff’s Office and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Bill Baldwin.

 

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