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Oct. 18, 2010

SUGARLAND MAN SENTENCED FOR DISTRIBUTING ECSTASY

(HOUSTON) - Jeffrey Allen, 26, of Sugar Land, Texas, has been sentenced to prison for conspiring to possess and distribute ecstasy, United States Attorney José Angel Moreno announced today.

United States District Judge Lynn N. Hughes handed down the 23-month prison term at a hearing this afternoon. Allen pleaded guilty Dec. 21, 2009, to one count of conspiracy to possess and distribute ecstasy - a conspiracy that spanned from 2006 until September 2007. 

Allen was arrested May 27, 2009, during a joint roundup of more than 60 co-conspirators in Ft. Bend and Harris County who were involved with Charles Brock Falkenhagen’s drug distribution network. Allen has been in federal custody since his arrest. At the time Allen pleaded guilty, he admitted he received and distributed more than 20,000 pills containing ecstasy.

The indictment alleged that Allen also aided and abetted the purchase of ecstasy by an undercover agent from co-defendants, as well as possessing with the intent to distribute anabolic steroids and hydrocodone. Those charges, while before the court at sentencing, were dismissed after sentencing, as part of the plea agreement.

The conviction is the result of an investigation conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Ft. Bend County Sheriff’s Office and their local narcotics task force, as well as the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigations and Food and Drug Administration. The case was  prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Martha Minnis.

 

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