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

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Monday, November 14, 2016

Dallas Woman Sentenced to 150 Months in Federal Prison on Methamphetamine Conviction

DALLAS — A Dallas woman, Manuela Esperanza Pavon, 35, was sentenced this morning by U.S. District Judge David C. Godbey to 150 months in federal prison, following her guilty plea in April 2016 to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.

According to documents filed in the case, on November 10, 2015, Pavon, who admits that her license was suspended, was stopped by the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office for a traffic violation. The deputy advised her that he was going to tow her vehicle since she did not have a valid driver license.

During an inventory of her vehicle, the deputy located a purse on the front passenger floorboard area, and he asked if it belonged to Pavon.  She said that it did.  Inside the purse, the deputy located a plastic bag containing a crystal-like substance that later tested positive for one kilogram of methamphetamine.  Pavon admitted she possessed the methamphetamine with the intent to distribute it.

The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Phelesa Guy was in charge of the prosecution.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated November 14, 2016