FORT WORTH, Texas — Three defendants, who admitted to their roles in a Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) methamphetamine distribution conspiracy, were sentenced Monday to substantial prison sentences.
These sentences were announced by U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas. This case was investigated by the following agencies: Drug Enforcement Administration; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Samuel Hebert, 32, was sentenced to 240 months in federal prison. Joseph Sutton, 32, was sentenced to 140 months in federal prison, and Steven Villegas, 32, was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison. Each pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. All three are from the DFW area and were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Reed C. O’Connor.
According to documents filed in the case, since 2013, Hebert supplied ounce and multi-ounce quantities of methamphetamine to others on consignment. Sutton and Villegas received ounce and multi-ounce quantities of methamphetamine on consignment; they in turn distributed this methamphetamine to various customers in the Fort Worth and North Richland Hills, Texas, areas. They returned to their suppliers for additional methamphetamine.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn Smith, Northern District of Texas, was in charge of the prosecution.