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Orange County man sentenced for trafficking methamphetamine

BEAUMONT – An Orange, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Damien M. Diggs.

Roy Allen John, Jr., 47, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking crime and was sentenced to 122 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Marcia A. Crone on Jan. 16, 2024.

According to information presented in court, in January of 2022, John was arrested after selling approximately 27.89 grams of methamphetamine to another person for $350 cash in the Home Depot parking lot in Orange.  An additional 123 grams of methamphetamine and three firearms were found in the vehicle John was driving.

This case was prosecuted as part of the joint federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program, the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime.  Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them.  As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Orange Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph R. Batte.

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Davilyn Walston

Public Affairs Officer/Law Enforcement Coordinator

U.S. Attorney’s Office

Eastern District of Texas

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