drug trafficking

A 45-year-old Houston man has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced June 16.

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A 37-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 June 16.

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A 23-year-old Eagle Pass, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for violations in the Eastern District of Texas, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced June 14.

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Ben Doyle Vaughn III

A 45-year-old Vidor, Texas man has been sentenced to prison for federal drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced June 13.

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Two Longview, Texas men have pleaded guilty to federal drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced May 24.

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A 45-year-old Roma, Texas 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 21.

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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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Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced March 7 that four individuals have been arrested following a lengthy investigation into drug trafficking in the Eastern District of Texas, U.S. Attorney's Office spokesperson Davilyn Walston said in a release.

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Juan Francisco Saenz-Tamez, the current head of the Mexican drug trafficking organization the Gulf Cartel, or Cartel del Golfo, was sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas.

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Jonathan Van Johnson

In October, The Examiner reported in-depth on the upward trend of use of the deadly drug phencyclidine in Southeast Texas. At the time, Beaumont Police Department Sgt. Bryan Baker said that PCP use has increased significantly in the area throughout the years.

“Drugs tend to follow a trend,” explains Baker. “They go in cycles.”

He said currently PCP use is up, and he and his fellow narcotics officers are seeing much larger quantities during busts.

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