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12/16/2015

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3 Fort Worth-area residents sentenced to lengthy federal prison sentences for their roles in a methamphetamine distribution conspiracy

FORT WORTH, Texas — Three Fort Worth, Texas, residents have been sentenced by U.S. District Judge Reed C. O’Connor to lengthy federal prison sentences for their roles in a methamphetamine distribution conspiracy.

This sentence was announced by U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.  This case was investigated by the following agencies:  the Drug Enforcement Administration; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI); the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the Texas Department of Public Safety; and the Fort Worth Police Department.

Michael Bentley, 34, Jessica Judge, 35, and Billy Bullitt, 45, were sentenced on Monday to 200 months, 180 months, and 121 months, respectively, in federal prison.  Each pleaded guilty this past summer to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine.

According to documents filed in the case, Bentley, Judge and Bullitt received ounce and multi-ounce quantities of methamphetamine on consignment from others.  In turn, they distributed methamphetamine to customers in the Texas cities of Wichita Falls, North Richland Hills, and Fort Worth.  They then returned to their suppliers for additional methamphetamine to distribute.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn Smith, Northern District of Texas, was in charge of the prosecution.

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Last Reviewed/Updated: 12/16/2015