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Drug dealer sentenced after selling meth at bus station

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

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A 30-year-old Coastal Bend resident has been ordered to federal prison following his conviction of trafficking meth, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick.

Edward Andrew Nesmith pleaded guilty June 16.

Today, U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos ordered Nesmith to serve a 92-month sentence to be immediately followed by four years of supervised release. At the hearing, the court heard additional information including evidence detailing the lack of deterrence from at least a decade of Nesmith’s previous criminal episodes, including assault family violence, forgery and theft. In handing down the sentence, Judge Ramos noted Nesmith’s life of crime and drug use while mentioning his three prior felony drug convictions.

On or about Nov. 2 through Nov. 13, 2018, Nesmith was involved in a conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute meth along with and Corina Perez, 47, Corpus Christi. They negotiated terms of the sale or distributed the meth at a local shopping center and bus terminal in Corpus Christi.

Nesmith has been and will remain in custody pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future.

On May 19, Judge Ramos sentenced Perez to 24 months in federal prison followed by four years of supervised release.

The Drug Enforcement Administration and Corpus Christi Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Reid Manning prosecuted the case.

Updated September 10, 2020

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