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Mexican National Sentenced to Federal Prison for East Texas Drug Trafficking

TYLER – A Mexican national has been sentenced to federal prison for trafficking drugs through the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Damien M. Diggs today.

Leobardo Hernandez-Hernandez, 34, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and was sentenced to 160 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Jeremy D. Kernodle.

According to information presented in court, in March 2022, Hernandez supplied more than 150 grams of methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana to drug dealers at a stash house located in Gregg County, Texas.  Hernandez sourced the illegal drugs from wholesalers in California. Additionally, Hernandez possessed a shotgun in connection with his drug trafficking activities. Hernandez’s co-conspirator, Joshua Lynn Craver, 35, of Longview, Texas was 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.


Davilyn Walston

Public Affairs Officer/Law Enforcement Coordinator

U.S. Attorney’s Office

Eastern District of Texas

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