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The Texas Department of Public Safety has announced that a man with ties to Liberty County is on the state's top 10 most wanted fugitive list.

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A 41-year-old Houston man has been sentenced to prison for federal drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced April 11.

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The DEA will coordinate a collaborate effort with state and local law enforcement agencies focused on removing controlled substances from our nation's medicine cabinets.

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UPDATE: Shanna Peek Tidwell pleaded guilty on Dec. 6, 2016, to conspiracy to commit offenses against the United States and was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison on April 18 by U.S. District Judge Ron Clark.

Assets to be forfeited by the defendant included U.S. currency and bank accounts totaling over $1.2 million, real property, precious metals, two airplanes, six automobiles, other vehicles, and firearms.

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I-10 westbound near FM 1132 in Vidor is still closed at this time due to a truck fire earlier today, TxDOT Sarah Dupre said in a release.

Dupre reports that traffic is backed up and asks motorists to please use an alternate route.

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