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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, August 3, 2018

Jacksonville, Texas Man Sentenced for Methamphetamine Trafficking

TYLER, Texas – A 33-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.

Carlos Brejohn Battle pleaded guilty on Mar. 21, 2018, to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and was sentenced to 100 months in federal prison by U.S. District  Judge Ron Clark on Aug. 2, 2018.

According to information presented in court, a federal investigation into wide-spread drug trafficking in East Texas resulted in a federal indictment being returned by a grand jury on Oct. 18, 2017, charging eight individuals with multiple drug trafficking and firearms related charges including conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, cocaine and other controlled substances; possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, cocaine, and other controlled substances; use, carrying, possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; felon in possession of firearms; distribution of methamphetamine near a playground; possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and aiding and abetting; possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine on premises where children are present; and aiding and abetting. 

Carlton Deshan Johnson, 28, of Jacksonville, pleaded guilty on Mar. 21, 2018, to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and was sentenced to 130 months in federal prison by Judge Clark on Aug. 1, 2018.

David Lee Williams, 32, of Jacksonville, pleaded guilty on Mar. 22, 2018, to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and was sentenced to 57 months in federal prison on Aug. 1, 2018, by Judge Clark.

This case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, and the Texas Department of Public Safety and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Ann Cozby. 

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated August 3, 2018