TYLER/SMITH COUNTY (KYTX) - A 37-year-old Brawley, Calif., man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.
California man convicted of carrying luggage full of meth at Longview train station
Jimmy Isaac , KYTX 11:57 AM. CST February 26, 2013
Hercel Vernoy Shultz, III, pleaded guilty on Sep. 5, 2012, to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Leonard Davis.
According to information presented in court, on Feb. 24, 2012, Shultz was arrested after he was found in possession of over 400 grams of methamphetamine which was in his luggage at the Amtrak train station in Longview, Texas. Before his arrest, Shultz had been traveling from Yuma, Arizona to Longview.
Shultz was indicted by a federal grand jury on Mar. 8, 2012 and charged with federal drug trafficking violations
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, DEA Task Force, Upshur County Sheriffs Office, Smith County Precinct 5 Constables Office and the Longview Police Department. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Allen Hurst.
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