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Arkansas man sentenced for trafficking meth through Liberty County

BEAUMONT – A Little Rock, Arkansas man has been sentenced to federal prison for trafficking drugs in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Damien M. Diggs today.

Nicholas Iron Wilson, 27, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and was sentenced to 210 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Marcia A. Crone.

According to information presented in court, on September 15, 2021, Wilson was stopped by law enforcement officers near a truck stop in Cleveland, Texas.  During the stop, law enforcement noticed a strong odor of marijuana.  A search of the vehicle revealed two large plastic bags on the back floorboard containing 596 grams of methamphetamine.  Wilson was indicted and charged with federal drug trafficking violations.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael A. Anderson.


Davilyn Walston

Public Affairs Officer/Law Enforcement Coordinator

U.S. Attorney’s Office

Eastern District of Texas

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