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Mesquite Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Federal Prison for Role in Methamphetamine Distribution Conspiracy

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

DALLAS — Guadalupe Segovia, aka “Sleepy,” 44, of Mesquite, Texas was sentenced last week by Chief U.S. District Judge Barbara M.G. Lynn to 240 months in federal prison, following his guilty plea in October 2016 to one count of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.

Segovia and eighteen additional defendants, mostly from north Texas, were indicted in June 2016 with various felony offenses stemming from their roles in a methamphetamine distribution conspiracy that operated out of Pleasant Grove, Seagoville and Balch Springs.

Of the nineteen defendants who were indicted, all have pleaded guilty and twelve of those have been sentenced.

The investigation into this drug trafficking organization began in early January 2016. During the investigation, law enforcement seized more than 6,700 grams of methamphetamine, approximately 13.2 kilograms of methamphetamine oil, 62 grams of marijuana, 2.5 grams of heroin, and 20 ml of gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB), as well as 12 firearms and $12,379 in cash.


According to documents filed in Segovia’s case, on February 3, 2016, law enforcement conducted a search of Segovia’s vehicle. Officers located approximately 20 grams of methamphetamine and two firearms. Segovia was responsible for at least 262.48 grams of methamphetamine during the time of the conspiracy.


The Texas Department of Public Safety and Dallas Police Department investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew Wirmani prosecuted.

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Lisa Slimak

Updated May 15, 2017

Drug Trafficking