North Texas man sentenced to life in prison for trafficking methamphetamine
FORT WORTH, Texas — A North Texas man was sentenced Friday to life in federal prison for trafficking methamphetamine.
This sentence was announced by U.S. Attorney, John R. Parker, Northern District of Texas. This case was investigated by the Arlington (Texas) Police Department, Tarrant County (Texas) Narcotics Unit, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
Baldemar Solis, from Arlington, was sentenced June 9 by U.S. District John McBryde to a term of life imprisonment. Solis, who had been a fugitive since 2012, was arrested in September 2016 and has been in custody since his arrest.
“Drug traffickers who think they can just skip town when things get hot, be on notice,” said U.S. Attorney Parker. “We have the resources, determination, and patience to find you and bring you to justice, however long that may take.”
According to court documents, Solis was a multiple kilogram methamphetamine distributor who routinely supplied members of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas with methamphetamine. Evidence introduced at trial showed that around June 2012, as law enforcement officers from various agencies began arresting Solis’s co-conspirators, Solis fled the area and remained in hiding in South Texas until his apprehension in September 2016. Court records reveal that beginning in January 2011 until June 2012, Solis, along with others, conspired to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Sean Long, Northern District of Texas, prosecuted this case.