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Mesquite Meth Trafficker Sentenced to 11+ Years

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

A Mesquite methamphetamine trafficker was sentenced Tuesday to more than 11 years in federal prison, announced U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas.

John Alex Vigil was indicted in February 2021. He pleaded guilty in January 2022 to possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Barbara M.G. Lynn to 140 months in federal prison.

According to court documents, Mr. Vigil met with an undercover agent in a gas station parking lot in Mesquite on three occasions, selling him more than 100 grams of methamphetamine each time.

During a search of his residence, agents recovered more than 1 ½ pounds of methamphetamine and more than 50 rounds of ammunition.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives’ Dallas Field Division conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Phelesa Guy prosecuted the case.


Erin Dooley
Press Officer

Updated August 9, 2022

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