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Angelina County man sentenced to federal prison for trafficking meth

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


Daniel Lopez, 38, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and was sentenced to 260 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Marcia A. Crone on Nov. 2, 2023.


According to information presented in court, Lopez was a member of a drug trafficking organization distributing large quantities of methamphetamine in the Lufkin area. The investigation into this drug trafficking organization spanned over three years and resulted in the confiscation of multi-kilograms of methamphetamine and multiple firearms. During the investigation, law enforcement agents were able to purchase kilogram amounts of methamphetamine directly from Lopez on multiple occasions.


This case was investigated by the Texas Department of Public Safety, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and the Angelina County Sheriff’s Office and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Donald S. Carter.





Davilyn Walston

Public Affairs Officer/Law Enforcement Coordinator

U.S. Attorney’s Office

Eastern District of Texas

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