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Supplier for crack distribution ring heads to prison

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

GALVESTON, Texas – A 42-year-old Texas City resident has been sentenced for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, announced U.S. Attorney Alamdar S. Hamdani.

Shane Alan Flores pleaded guilty Nov. 9, 2021.

U.S. District Judge Jeffrey V. Brown has now ordered Flores to serve 90 months in federal prison to be immediately followed by four years of supervised release. At the hearing, the court heard additional information regarding the 2.2 kilograms of cocaine Flores supplied to co-conspirators for the manufacture and sale of cocaine base aka “crack” and his role in the conspiracy.

During 2018, Flores supplied cocaine powder to a crack distribution ring operating in the La Marque and Texas City areas to manufacture into the cocaine base or “crack” and sold to locals.

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

The FBI’s Safe Streets and Violent Crimes Task Force conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Cusick prosecuted the case.

Updated April 16, 2024

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