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Methamphetamine Distribution Conspirators Sentenced

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

FORT WORTH, Texas — Three defendants who admitted to felony offenses stemming from their role in a methamphetamine distribution conspiracy that operated in the Dallas – Fort Worth (DFW) area since 2013, were sentenced yesterday to substantial prison sentences by U.S. District Judge Reed C. O’Connor, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.

Samuel Hebert, 32, was sentenced to 240 months in federal prison.  Joseph Sutton, also 32, was sentenced to 140 months in federal prison, and Steven Villegas, also 32, was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison.  Each pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.  All three are from the DFW area.

According to documents filed in the case, since 2013, Hebert supplied ounce and multi-ounce quantities of methamphetamine to others on consignment.  Sutton and Villegas received ounce and multi-ounce quantities of methamphetamine on consignment and in turn distributed it to various customers in the Fort Worth and North Richland Hills, Texas, areas, returning to their suppliers for additional methamphetamine.

The Drug Enforcement Administration, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and the Texas Department of Public Safety investigated.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn Smith was in charge of the prosecution.

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Updated December 9, 2015

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