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02/09/2016

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Dallas man sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for role in methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy

FORT WORTH, Texas — A Dallas man was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge Reed C. O’Connor to 30 years in federal prison following his guilty plea in October 2015 to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

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

According to the factual resume filed in the case, since about 2014, Miguel Bonilla, 36, of Dallas, and another co-conspirator supplied multi-ounce quantities of methamphetamine on consignment to other co-conspirators. In turn, they distributed the methamphetamine to various customers in the Fort Worth and North Richland Hills, Texas, areas. Then they returned to Bonilla and the co-conspirator for additional methamphetamine.

Other defendants in the case have also received lengthy federal prison sentences for their roles in the methamphetamine distribution conspiracy. Samuel Hebert was sentenced to 240 months, Joseph Sutton was sentenced to 140 months, and Steven Villegas was sentenced to 120 months. All three are age 32 and from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

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

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Last Reviewed/Updated: 02/10/2016