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Tarrant County man indicted for trafficking fentanyl through the mail

PLANO, Texas – A Fort Worth man has been indicted for federal drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Damien M. Diggs today.

 

Jimmie Jalen Humphries, 28, was named in an indictment returned by a federal grand jury in November 2023, charging him with possession with intent to distribute fentanyl.  Humphries made his initial appearance on January17, 2024 before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kimberly C. Priest Johnson.  Humphries is set for a detention hearing before Judge Johnson on January 22.

 

According to the indictment and information presented in court, in April 2023, Humphries mailed approximately 5,000 fentanyl pills from Frisco, Texas to the Washington, DC area.  Investigators from the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Drug Enforcement Administration later identified Humphries as the source of the fentanyl.  Humphries was on supervised release for federal firearms violations out of Michigan at the time of the alleged offense.  During his arrest, a search warrant was executed on Humphries’ residence, resulting in the seizure of fentanyl pills, large sums of U.S. currency, ammunition, and extended high-capacity pistol magazines.

 

If convicted, Humphries faces from 10 years to life in federal prison.

 

This case is being investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Lesley Brooks.

 

A grand jury indictment is not evidence of guilt.  All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

 

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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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