Former Dickinson Resident and Leader of Meth Trafficking Organization Gets 30 Years
|Dec. 19, 2013|
HOUSTON - Huey Joseph Hebert, 35, formerly of Dickinson, has been sentenced to 360 months in federal prison for his role as a leader in a methamphetamine trafficking organization, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Hebert pleaded guilty May 9, 2013.
Today, U.S. District Judge Sim Lake handed Hebert 120 months for methamphetamine trafficking along with two additional 120-month-terms for engaging in monetary transactions in property greater than $10,000 with narcotics proceeds. All sentences were ordered to be served consecutively for a combined 30-year sentence. Hebert must also pay a $2000 fine and will serve five years of supervised release following completion of his prison term. Judge Lake further ordered the forfeiture of two Harris County properties.
At the time of the plea, Hebert admitted he conspired with 14 other individuals to distribute methamphetamine with a purity just shy of 100% (referred to as “ice”) from Dickinson to Louisiana and elsewhere from mid-2008 until February of 2012. In addition to distributing methamphetamine, the organization also distributed more than 1000 kilograms of marijuana during this timeframe.
Nash Pitre, 46, of Houma, La., a narcotics and currency courier for Hebert, was also sentenced today. Judge Lake ordered he serve a term of 112 months followed by five years supervised release for transporting 100 kilograms or more of methamphetamine and marijuana from Houston to Houma.
This investigation was conducted by a Drug Enforcement Administration lead Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigation dubbed “Operation Country Roads.” Officials with the Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation lead the financial aspect of this case. These officials were invaluably assisted by a wide variety of law enforcement agencies including police departments in Dickinson, League City and Pasadena; sheriff's offices in Galveston, Harris, Jefferson, Fort Bend and Brazoria Counties; as well as Texas Department of Public Safety and the U.S. Marshals Service.
Assistant United States Attorney Shelley Hicks is prosecuting.