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Angelina County Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Drug Trafficking

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

BEAUMONT, Texas – A Diboll man has been sentenced to over 13 years in federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Damien M. Diggs today.

Gonzalo Alonso Torres, 46, pleaded guilty on July 14, 2022, to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and was sentenced to 162 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Marcia A. Crone.

According to information presented in court, in 2019, local, state, and federal law enforcement began investigating Torres’ drug trafficking activities.  On Sep. 18, 2019, law enforcement was able to set up a methamphetamine purchase between Torres and another person.  Torres placed the methamphetamine in a mailbox for the customer to retrieve.  Officers then confiscated the drugs.  In October 2019 on two separate occasions law enforcement again arranged for the purchase of methamphetamine using another person.  Torres was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 6, 2022 and charged with federal drug trafficking violations.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Diboll Police Department, and the Angelina County Sheriff’s Office and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Donald S. Carter. 


Updated May 24, 2023

Drug Trafficking