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Newton County man sentenced to federal prison for trafficking meth

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

BEAUMONT, Texas – A Bon Wier man has been sentenced to more than 12 years in federal prison for trafficking drugs in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Damien M. Diggs today.

Charles Edward Isaac, 44, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and was sentenced to 151 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Marcia A. Crone on March 4, 2024.

According to information presented in court, in March 2021, federal, state, and local law enforcement began an investigation into the distribution of methamphetamine in Newton County, Texas.  During the investigation, law enforcement conducted controlled purchases of narcotics from Isaac and executed a search warrant at his residence.  During the search, law enforcement recovered a firearm and additional narcotics.  Isaac is responsible for distributing more than 100 grams of methamphetamine throughout East Texas.

This case was investigated by the FBI; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Lab; Texas Department of Public Safety; Newton County Sheriff’s Office; and Orange County Sheriff’s Office.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan Lee.


Updated March 5, 2024

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses