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Fort Worth Meth Trafficker Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison

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

A methamphetamine trafficker who pleaded guilty on the eve of trial was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison, announced U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Leigha Simonton.

Christian Allen Meers, 45, was charged via criminal complaint in June 2023 and indicted the following month. On Sept. 25, 2023, the morning his trial was set to begin, Mr. Meers pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance. He was sentenced Friday by U.S. District Judge Reed C. O’Connor.

According to court documents, Mr. Meers operated his narcotics trafficking business out of a string of hotels, moving from hotel to hotel every few days to avoid detection by law enforcement.  

On June 14, 2023, law enforcement officers in Fort Worth detained Mr. Meers and a female associate following a traffic violation. Inside Mr. Meers’ satchel, they found the key card to a nearby La Quinta Inn. His associate told officers there was methamphetamine stashed inside a bag in the hotel room.

During a search of the room, officers found a Louis Vuitton bag stuffed with plastic baggies filled with more than 4,500 grams of meth, along with two firearms that had previously been reported stolen.  

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


Erin Dooley
Press Officer

Updated February 23, 2024

Drug Trafficking