A 36-year-old Beaumont man has pleaded guilty to federal drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston today. Kevin Lee Husband pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Giblin.
According to information presented in court, on Mar. 7, 2017, law enforcement officers pulled over Husband in Beaumont for a traffic violation. During the traffic stop, Husband provided consent to search the vehicle, which resulted in officers discovering a fully loaded firearm, methamphetamine, marijuana, and over $5000 in cash. Husband admitted the firearm was his and told officers there were an additional eight ounces of marijuana and another firearm at his residence. Deputies obtained a search warrant for the residence where they found the drugs and gun. Husband was indicted by a federal grand jury on July 6, 2017, and charged with federal gun and drug violations.
Under federal statutes, Husband faces a minimum of ten years and up to life in federal prison at sentencing. The maximum statutory sentence prescribed by Congress is provided here for information purposes, as the sentencing will be determined by the court based on the advisory sentencing guidelines and other statutory factors. A sentencing hearing will be scheduled after the completion of a presentence investigation by the U.S. Probation Office.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle S. Englade.