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Kermit Man Sentenced for Distribution of Methamphetamine

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

PECOS – A Kermit man was sentenced this week in federal court in Pecos to 115 months in prison for possession and distribution of methamphetamine and an additional 24 months in prison for a supervised release violation stemming from a felon in possession charge he was sentenced for in 2022 in Midland. 

According to court documents, Brian Lee McGill, 43, while serving a term of supervised release on his 2022 conviction in Midland for being a felon in possession of a firearm, failed to stop for deputies with the Winkler County Sheriff’s Department during a traffic stop for speeding.  Deputies pursued McGill, who was riding a motorcycle, at speeds as high as 115 miles per hour as McGill drove recklessly on the wrong side of the road and disregarded stop signs.  Pursuit came to an end when the motorcycle either ran out of gas or had a mechanical failure.  After securing the area, deputies recovered over 25 grams of crystal meth from McGill. 

McGill pled guilty to possession and distribution of methamphetamine, for which the Court sentenced him to imprisonment for a term of 115 months.  For having violated his term of supervised release on the firearm conviction the Court sentenced him to serve an additional 24 months in prison.

“We continue to work with our local, state, and federal law enforcement partners to take deadly drugs off the streets of our community,” said U.S. Attorney Jaime Esparza for the Western District of Texas.  “McGill’s lack of concern for others is apparent.  His attempted escape from law enforcement put citizens and officers at risk.  His peddling of toxic drugs puts our whole community in danger.”

“Illicit synthetic drugs like fentanyl and methamphetamine are killing Americans at alarming rates,” said Towanda Thorne-James, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s El Paso Division. “Mr. McGill contributed to that, so he must now pay the price. The men and women of the DEA remain committed to disrupting the operations of all other drug dealers in our community.”

DEA’s Alpine Resident Office and the Winkler County Sheriff’s Department investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Amy Greenbaum prosecuted the case.

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Updated January 25, 2024

Topic
Drug Trafficking