Several Sentenced in Tyler in Federal Drug Cases

Posted/updated on: October 3, 2012 at 2:35 am

TYLER A native of El Salvador, A Mexican national and a man from Mississippi have been sentenced for federal drug violations.

Jorge Sanchez, 28, a Mexican national currently residing in Tyler, pleaded guilty on May 31, 2012, to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Sanchez was sentenced Monday to 30 months in prison and ordered to forfeit $50,000.

Jose Lopez, 42, a citizen of El Salvador currently residing in Tyler, Texas, pleaded guilty on May 21, 2012, to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Lopez was sentenced Monday to 228 months in prison and ordered to forfeit $50,000.

Roderick McGee, 35, of Water Valley, Mississippi, pleaded guilty on May 31, 2012, to possession with intent to distribute cocaine and marijuana. McGee was sentenced Monday to 30 months in federal prison.

All three men appeared in Tyler federal court before United States District Judge Michael H. Schneider.

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