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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Dallas Methamphetamine Distributor Is Sentenced To 235 Months In Federal Prison

DALLAS — Angel Escobedo, 29, a methamphetamine distributor who was selling drugs in the Dallas area was sentenced yesterday in federal court. Escobedo was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Jane J. Boyle to 235 months in federal prison, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.

Escobedo will also be required to forfeit firearms seized during his arrest.

Escobedo was charged in a drug conspiracy that was outlined in a federal indictment returned by a grand jury in Dallas in November 2013. Escobedo pleaded guilty in March 2014 to one count of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance.

According to documents filed in the case, on November 6, 2013 Escobedo was approached in the lobby of the Super 8 Motel located at 8901 E. RL Thornton Freeway, Dallas by law enforcement officers who were looking for an individual on an outstanding warrant. Officers located a .40 caliber handgun during a pat down of Escobedo and a .380 caliber handgun during a search of his vehicle.

Escobedo admitted to staying at a room at the Super 8 Motel. A search of the motel room revealed various drug paraphernalia items, and over 700 grams of methamphetamine.

The Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations Division (DPS-CID) was in charge of the investigation. DPS-CID were assisted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the U.S. Marshal Service and the Dallas Police Department.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Phelesa Guy was in charge of the prosecution and Assistant U.S. Attorney John de la Garza handled the forfeiture.

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Updated June 22, 2015