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Cherokee County Man Sentenced for having Methamphetamine at County Courthouse

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

TYLER, Texas – A 24-year-old Jacksonville, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown today.                 

                David Anthony Ebanez pleaded guilty on Sep. 4, 2019, to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and was sentenced to 84 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Jeremy D. Kernodle.    

                According to information presented in court, on April 10, 2019, Ebanez was found in possession of over 50 grams of a substance containing methamphetamine at the Cherokee County Courthouse in Rusk, Texas.  Ebanez was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 15, 2019, and charged with federal drug trafficking violations.

                This case was investigated by the DEA Dallas Field Division, Tyler Resident Office; the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, Jacksonville Police Department, and the Smith County Sheriff’s Office.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Mary Ann Cozby and Colleen Bloss.

Updated January 16, 2020

Drug Trafficking