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Dallas Man Sentenced to 140 Months in Federal Prison for Drug and Firearm Offenses

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

DALLAS — Eric Barrientos, 34, of Dallas, Texas, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade to 140 months in federal prison, following his guilty plea in April 2017 to one count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense, announced U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox of the Northern District of Texas.

Barrientos has been in custody since the time of his arrest in July 2016.

According to the plea agreement factual resume filed in the case, on November 3, 2015, federal agents, after making several controlled purchases of narcotics from Barrientos, executed a federal search warrant at his residence. Law enforcement seized ten firearms and distribution quantities of methamphetamine ice, black tar heroin, and marijuana.


The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew Wirmani was in charge of the prosecution.

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Lisa Slimak

Updated December 6, 2017

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses