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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Man who ran from police heads to federal prison

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A 28-year-old Corpus Christi resident has been ordered to prison for possession with intent to deliver cocaine, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery.

Don Neal Devon Cobb pleaded guilty Aug. 2.

Today, U.S. District Judge David S. Morales ordered him to serve 88 months in federal prison to be immediately followed by three years of supervised release. At the hearing, Cobb admitted he had a drug problem.

Cobb first caught the attention of law enforcement when they pulled him over for a traffic violation. He soon fled the scene and led officers on a high speed pursuit before wrecking his vehicle. At the scene of the crash, authorities located a substantial amount of meth.  

The investigation led to the discovery that he was dealing narcotics. On May 28, 2020, law enforcement executed a search warrant on Cobb’s residence. Inside, they found cocaine, heroin, illegal mushrooms, marijuana, THC wax, a loaded firearm and items associated with drug trafficking. 

Cobb has been in custody since the time of his arrest where he will remain pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future.  

The FBI conducted the investigation with the assistance of Homeland Security Investigations, Texas Department of Public Safety and Corpus Christi Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Barbara J. De Peña prosecuted the case.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated November 3, 2021