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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 13, 2016

Dallas Man Sentenced on Cocaine, Methamphetamine and Firearms Convictions

DALLAS — A Dallas man was sentenced to a lengthy federal prison sentence following his guilty plea to drug distribution and firearms offenses, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.

Jose Zambrano, Jr., age 24, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge David C. Godbey to serve a total of 130 months in federal prison. Zambrano pled guilty in December 2015 to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances—cocaine and methamphetamine—and one count of possessing a firearm in furtherance of this drug trafficking crime.

According to documents filed in the case, on several occasions from February 2015, through June 2015, Zambrano sold cocaine and methamphetamine from his home in Dallas to undercover law enforcement officers. Further, evidence presented at sentencing showed that young children were sometimes present during these illegal drug sales, and that loaded firearms had been strategically placed throughout the home to protect Zambrano’s drugs and the money generated from drug sales. 

On June 25, 2015, law enforcement officers arrested Zambrano and executed a search warrant at his residence, where they found approximately 200 grams of cocaine, more than $38,000 in drug-cash, and 7 firearms.

Dallas Police Department investigated the case and Deputy Criminal Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney Gary Tromblay prosecuted.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated June 13, 2016