Skip to main content
Press Release

Mission Man Sentenced for Meth Trafficking

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

McALLEN, Texas – A 27-year-old Mission man has been ordered to prison for possessing with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez. Bryon Olivera pleaded guilty March 3, 2016.


Today, U.S. District Judge Micaela Alvarez sentenced Olivera to 100 months in federal custody to be followed by three years of supervised release.


On Nov. 3, 2015, law enforcement were responding to a residence in Mission and found Olivera outside in possession of a pistol. They searched the house and a vehicle on the property and found two additional pistols, two shotguns, two assault rifles, multiple rounds of ammunition and approximately 1.5 kilograms of methamphetamine.


Olivera admitted the firearms and ammunition were destined for Mexico, while the methamphetamine was to be distributed further in the United States.


Previously released on bond, Olivera was taken into custody following the sentencing today pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future.


The Drug Enforcement Administration conducted the investigation with the assistance of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Mission Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Roberto Lopez Jr. prosecuted the case.


Updated September 13, 2017

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses