FORT WORTH, Texas — U.S. District Judge Reed C. O’Connor sentenced two defendants to lengthy federal prison sentences today for their respective roles in a methamphetamine distribution conspiracy that operated in the Dallas – Fort Worth area since 2013, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.
Andres Silva, 36, was sentenced to 210 months and Melissa Slade, 40, was sentenced to 240 months in federal prison. Each pleaded guilty in July 2015 to one count of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.
According to documents filed in the case, since 2013, Silva supplied methamphetamine to various distributors. Slade received quantities of methamphetamine on consignment and in turn distributed it to various customers in the North Richland Hills, Haltom City and Fort Worth areas.
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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