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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Pure Meth Lands Kyle Man In Prison For 20 Years

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A Man from Kyle has been sentenced to 240 months in federal prison without parole for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today. Anthony Rolls, 28, pleaded guilty April 30, 2012.

Today, U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos sentenced him to 240 months in prison to be followed by a five-year-term of supervised release.

In March 2012, Border Patrol agents at the Sarita checkpoint arrested Rolls after agents discovered approximately 3.5 kilograms of methamphetamine concealed within the vehicle’s battery. Additionally, agents were able to identify and detain another vehicle traveling with Rolls, driven by co-conspirator Jesus Castillo Jr. at a gas station in Riviera. A detailed inspection of the second vehicle resulted in the discovery of approximately 3.5 kilograms of methamphetamine also concealed within the battery. Laboratory analysis determined that the methamphetamine had a purity of more than 95%.

Castillo is currently serving a 235-month sentence in the U.S. Bureau of Prisons for his involvement.

In federal custody since his arrest, Rolls will remain in custody and serve his sentence at a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be designated in the near future.

The charge stems from an investigation by Drug Enforcement Administration and the United States Border Patrol. Assistant U.S. Attorney Lance Watt prosecuted the case.

Updated April 30, 2015