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Anderson County Man Sentenced for Drug Trafficking Violations

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Texas

TYLER, Texas – A 22-year-old Palestine, 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.

Abel Estrada Jr. pleaded guilty on Feb. 19, 2015, to possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute and was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Michael H. Schneider.

According to information presented in court, on Oct. 25, 2013, in Palestine, Texas, Estrada Jr. delivered approximately 28 grams of methamphetamine to an individual in Palestine, Texas.  The court also found that from October 1, 2013 through September 24, 2014, Estrada distributed at least 40 grams of a methamphetamine and that during that time period, Estrada Jr. and received at least $10,000.00 from the delivery of methamphetamine.  

            This case was investigated by the Palestine City Police Department, the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jim Noble.

Updated June 10, 2015

Drug Trafficking