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Mexican National Sentenced to Nine Years in Prison for Marijuana Possession

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

ALPINE – A Mexican national was sentenced last week to 108 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

According to court documents, on January 28, 2022, a U.S. Border Patrol agent conducted a traffic stop on a black BMW SUV driven by Efren Derma-Dominguez, 26.  After a consensual search of the SUV was conducted, approximately 445.5 pounds of marijuana and 154 grams of methamphetamine were found.

On March 31, 2022, Derma pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana and methamphetamine.

U.S. Attorney Ashley C. Hoff of the Western District of Texas; Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Greg Millard; and United States Border Patrol, Big Bend Sector Chief Patrol Agent Sean L. McGoffin made the announcement.

The DEA and U.S. Border Patrol investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott V. Greenbaum prosecuted the case.


Updated August 29, 2022

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