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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 29, 2021

Gregg County Man Sentenced for Federal Drug Trafficking Violations

TYLER, Texas – A Kilgore man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Nicholas J. Ganjei today.

Christopher Marcell Mumphrey, 43, pleaded guilty on March 20, 2021, to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and was sentenced to 100 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Jeremy D. Kernodle.

“So long as there are those who have committed themselves to infesting their communities with illegal drugs, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, with our state and local partners, are committed to interdicting those efforts,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Nicholas J. Ganjei.  “We will continue to go after meth dealers in East Texas.” 

According to information presented in court, on Feb. 5, 2020, Mumphrey was a passenger in a vehicle which was used to transport and distribute methamphetamine in Smith County, Texas.  Mumphrey exited the vehicle and signaled to the buyer to approach the vehicle to complete the transaction.  Mumphrey was indicted by a federal grand jury on Nov. 6, 2000 and charged with federal drug trafficking violations. 

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Smith County Sheriff’s Office and the Texas Department of Public Safety - CID and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alan Jackson.

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated July 29, 2021