Meth Dealer Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Role in Pleasant Grove Drug Trafficking Scheme

A federal court sentenced a Mesquite man to 20 years in prison last week for participating in a meth distribution operation out of Pleasant Grove, Seagoville and Balch Springs. Guadalupe "Sleepy" Segovia, 44, pleaded guilty in October to one count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, court records show.Segovia is of 19 people, mostly from North Texas, who were indicted last June with several felony offenses connected to the drug trafficking operation in southeast Dallas County.All 19 have pleaded guilty to at least one offense, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Northern District of Texas.In February 2016, law enforcement authorities searched Segovia's vehicle and found about 260 grams of meth and two firearms, court records show. The investigation into the drug-trafficking group began a month earlier. Prosecutors said other members of the organization sold drugs to undercover officers from the Dallas Police Department.During the investigation, authorities said they seized more than 6,700 grams of meth, about 13.2 kilograms of meth oil, 62 grams of marijuana, 2.5 grams of heroin and 20 milliliters of gamma hydroxybutyrate, or a "date rape" drug know as GHB. Investigators also seized 12 firearms and $12,379 in cash, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.  Continue reading...

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