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Northeast Texas Methamphetamine Dealer Sentenced To 17 Years

The Eastern District of Texas U.S. Attorney Stephen J. Cox announced that the court sentenced a 27-year-old Marshall, Texas man to federal prison for drug trafficking crimes.

Danny Brian Hernandez pleaded guilty on Sep. 14, 2020, to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and was sentenced to 204 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap on Dec. 7, 2020.

According to information presented in court, Hernandez was a member of an organization responsible for importing large quantities of methamphetamine from Mexico and selling it in Marshall, Texas. The evidence showed that Hernandez sold more than 13 ounces of methamphetamine to a confidential informant on three separate occasions. Hernandez and eight others were indicted by a federal grand jury on Feb. 19, 2020, and charged with federal drug trafficking violations.

It is an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) case. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Texas Department of Public Safety, Harrison County Sheriff’s Office and the Marshall Police Department are investigating.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lucas Machicek. OCDETF is prosecuting the largest anti-crime task force in the country. Its mission is to disrupt and dismantle the most significant drug trafficking and transnational criminal organizations that threaten the United States. The prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency task forces leverage federal, state, and local law enforcement expertise and expertise.