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

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Smith County Man Sentenced for East Texas Drug Trafficking

TYLER, Texas – A 46-year-old Tyler, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston.


Chad Hollowell pleaded guilty on Sep. 24, 2015, to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and was sentenced to 151 months in federal prison today by U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Catharina Haynes. Hollowell was also ordered to forfeit approximately $10,000 cash and multiple firearms.


According to information presented in court, in 2014, Hollowell and others trafficked more than 500 grams of methamphetamine through the Eastern District of Texas. Hollowell was indicted by a federal grand jury on Mar. 18, 2015 and charged with drug trafficking crimes.


This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Canton Police Department and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Frank Coan.

Drug Trafficking
Updated January 25, 2017