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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 28, 2013

Bowie County Man Sentenced for Trafficking Methamphetamine

 TYLER, Texas – A 37-year-old Texarkana, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Sonya Lamarcus Hopkins pleaded guilty on June 6, 2013 to possession with intent to distribute and distribution of methamphetamine and was sentenced to 87 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Michael H. Schneider.

            According to information presented in court, on Feb. 28, 2012, Hopkins arranged by telephone to distribute 7 grams of methamphetamine to another individual.  The transaction was carried out by another person on behalf of Hopkins in Texarkana, Texas.  Hopkins was indicted by a federal grand jury on Sep. 12, 2012 and charged with drug trafficking violations. 

            This case was investigated by the Bi-State Narcotics Task Force, Texarkana Police Department, Bowie County Sheriff’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Ann Cozby.


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