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11/23/2015

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Wichita Falls, Texas, man sentenced to nearly 20 years in federal prison for role in methamphetamine distribution conspiracy

FORT WORTH, Texas — A Wichita Falls, Texas, man was sentenced by to serve 235 months in federal prison for his role 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 law enforcement agencies:   Drug Enforcement Administration; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI); Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the Texas Department of Public Safety; and the Fort Worth Police Department.

Edwin Romine, 36, of Wichita Falls, Texas, pleaded guilty in July to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute at least 50 grams of methamphetamine.

According to documents filed in the case, from July 2012 to his incarceration in state prison in late August 2014, Romine obtained, helped other obtain, and distributed methamphetamine in the Wichita Falls area.

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

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Last Reviewed/Updated: 11/24/2015