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Fort Worth Drug Trafficker Sentenced to 30 Years in Federal Prison

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

Leader of drug trafficking organization was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison, announced U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Leigha Simonton.

Alonzo Smith, 29, was charged in May 2023 via criminal complaint. He pleaded guilty in July to conspiracy to possess of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Mark Pittman. 

“Violent gangs that flood our neighborhoods with illicit drugs are a true threat to public safety,“ said Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Dallas Special Agent in Charge Lester R. Hayes, Jr. “ The lengthy sentence imposed on this defendant highlights our commitment to disrupting and dismantling these transnational criminal organizations seeking to exploit our communities for financial gain.”      

According to court documents, Mr. Smith and others – most heavily armed 5x2 Hoova Crip gang members - were responsible for operating multiple drug houses in the Fort Worth area. The residences were used solely to store and distribute large amounts of methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin. During a search warrant at one of the residences, law enforcement located 800 grams of methamphetamine, 188 grams of cocaine, 496 grams of black tar heroin and 300 grams of fentanyl.

Homeland Security Investigations and the Fort Worth Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn Smith prosecuted the case.


Erin Dooley

Public Affairs Officer


Updated December 11, 2023

Drug Trafficking