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Mexican National Sentenced to Federal Prison for Supplying Drug Dealers in East Texas

A Mexican national, Leobardo Hernandez-Hernandez, 34, has been sentenced to 160 months in federal prison for drug trafficking through the Eastern District of Texas. U.S. Attorney Damien M. Diggs made the announcement today. Hernandez pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Jeremy D. Kernodle.

Court records revealed that in March 2022, Hernandez supplied over 150 grams of methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana to drug dealers at a stash house in Gregg County, Texas. He sourced these illegal drugs from wholesalers in California and was found to be in possession of a shotgun related to his drug trafficking activities. Hernandez's co-conspirator, Joshua Lynn Craver, 35, of Longview, Texas, was previously sentenced to 180 months in prison on November 3, 2022.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Gregg County Sheriff's Office, and Longview Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Lucas Machicek.

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