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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 29, 2015

Smith County Man Sentenced for Drug Trafficking

Department of Justice
Office of Public Affairs

TYLER, Texas – A 39-year-old Tyler, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Micol Jauron Sears pleaded guilty on Sep. 3, 2014 to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine and was sentenced to 168 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Michael H. Schneider.  Sears was also ordered to submit to forfeiture of $25,000.

According to information presented in court, on Apr. 9, 2014, a federal search warrant was executed at Sears’ residence in Tyler during which law enforcement officers located 1.8 kilograms of crack cocaine, six firearms and a safe containing $39,900 in cash.  Sears had previously been indicted by a federal grand jury on Mar. 26, 2014 and charged with drug trafficking violations.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Tyler Police Department, and the FBI HIDTA Task Force and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Bill Baldwin.

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Updated March 16, 2015