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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Texas Woman Sentenced to Almost Five Years in Federal Prison for Cocaine Trafficking


Gulfport, Miss. – Evelyn Juarez, 20, of Humble, Texas, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden to 57 months in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, for possessing with intent to distribute cocaine, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Christopher Freeze, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Juarez pled guilty on February 21, 2018, to one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine. She was in possession of 6 kilograms of cocaine going from Houston, Texas, to South Carolina when she was stopped for a traffic violation on May 10, 2017. The cocaine was later discovered secreted in the vehicle.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John Meynardie.

Updated June 7, 2018