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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 27, 2017

Greenville, Texas, Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Role in Methamphetamine Distribution Conspiracy

DALLAS — Bryan Wayne Edwards, 35, of Greenville, Texas, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade to 120 months in federal prison, following his guilty plea in November 2016 to his role in a methamphetamine distribution conspiracy, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.

 

Edwards has been in custody since his arrest in July 2016. Eleven defendants, mostly from Hunt County, Texas, were charged in a federal indictment in July 2016 with one count of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine and one substantive count of distribution of methamphetamine each.

Co-defendants Garry Wayne Pollard, aka “GW,” Maria Del-Consuelo Ulloa, aka “Shelley,” Felipe Antonio Bernal, aka “Flip,” Jody Lynn Brewer, Nichole Mechelle Manifold, Bryan Wayne Edwards, aka “Cowboy,” Michael Lee Shaw, Jayson Glenn Cooke, John Willis Smith, aka “Big J,” and Judith Ann Rutledge, have all pleaded guilty to their role in the conspiracy.

 

Bobby James Carroll, is awaiting trial.

 

According to plea documents in the case, on April 25, 2014 Edwards sold approximately 20 grams of methamphetamine.

 

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Greenville Police Department and the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office investigated with assistance from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office, and the Plano and Denton Police Departments.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew Wirmani is in charge of the prosecution.

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
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Updated April 27, 2017