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Texas Man Sentenced as Drug Mule in Large-Scale Cocaine Trafficking Scheme

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

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A 35-year-old resident of Conroe has been sentenced to federal prison following his conviction for large-scale cocaine trafficking, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick.

Perry Clark pleaded guilty Feb. 21, 2019.

Today, U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos ordered Clark to serve a total of 40 months in federal prison to be immediately followed by two years of supervised release. In handing down the sentence, the court mentioned Clark’s  complete lack of criminal history, but noted the significant quantity of cocaine in this case.

On Jan. 9, 2019, Clark entered the U.S. Border Patrol Checkpoint located near Sarita, at which time a canine officer alerted to Clark’s vehicle. Border Patrol   (BP) agents searched the vehicle and discovered 14 bundles containing approximately 15 kilograms of cocaine.

Clark admitted to agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) that he knew he was transporting narcotics, that he had done so on numerous other occasions and that he was to be paid $5,000 for delivering the cocaine to Houston. 

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

The DEA conducted the investigation in conjunction with BP. Assistant U.S. Attorney Joel Dunn is prosecuting the case.

Updated May 23, 2019

Drug Trafficking