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Florida Woman Sentenced for Federal Drug Trafficking Violations

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

               BEAUMONT, Texas – A 35-year-old St. Petersburg, Florida woman has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking crimes in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Stephen J. Cox today.

               Erica Ann Lang pleaded guilty on Feb. 10, 2020, to conspiracy to distribute and possess methamphetamine and was sentenced to 37 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Marcia A. Crone.  Ryan Andrew Davis, 35, of Clearwater, Florida pleaded guilty to the same charge on Jan. 16, 2020, and was sentenced to 162 months in federal prison on July 9, 2020.              

               According to information presented in court, on Oct. 24, 2019, Lang and Davis were stopped for a traffic violation on Interstate Highway 10 East in Beaumont, Texas.  A certified narcotics detection dog alerted on the car and a search was performed revealing approximately one kilogram of methamphetamine hidden in the trunk of the vehicle.

               This case was investigated by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John B. Ross.

Updated July 24, 2020

Drug Trafficking