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Jefferson County Man Sentenced for Federal Drug Trafficking Violations

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

ABEAUMONT, Texas - A Beaumont man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston today.

Patrick Dwayne Gipson, 38, pleaded guilty on March 2, 2022, to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine and was sentenced to 119 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Marcia A. Crone on Feb. 14, 2023.

According to information presented in court, on Feb. 6, 2020, local law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at a Beaumont residence controlled by Gipson and others. Through the investigation, law enforcement seized thousands of pills, purported to be ecstasy, that contained methamphetamine.

Gipson is the last defendant of the conspiracy to be sentenced.  Earlier this month, Travion Dewayne Parkerson was sentenced to 97 months in federal prison; Wendall James Kirtman was sentenced to 84 months in federal prison; and Kobe Jashawn Grimes was sentenced to 70 months in federal prison. 

This case was investigated by the Beaumont Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Jefferson County Regional Crime Laboratory.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan C. Lee.

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Updated February 15, 2023

Drug Trafficking