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Case Number: 9:22-cr-00011
Judge: Marcia A. Crone
Court: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas (Jefferson County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office in Beaumont.
Description: Beaumont, Texas criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with drug trafficking.
Gonzalo Alonso Torres, 46, pleaded guilty on July 14, 2022, to possession with intent to distribute methamphetaminec.
According to information presented in court, in 2019, local, state, and federal law enforcement began investigating Torres’ drug trafficking activities. On Sep. 18, 2019, law enforcement was able to set up a methamphetamine purchase between Torres and another person. Torres placed the methamphetamine in a mailbox for the customer to retrieve. Officers then confiscated the drugs. In October 2019 on two separate occasions law enforcement again arranged for the purchase of methamphetamine using another person. Torres was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 6, 2022 and charged with federal drug trafficking violations.
This case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Diboll Police Department, and the Angelina County Sheriff’s Office and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Donald S. Carter.
Possession with Intent to Distribute and Distribution of a Controlled Substance
Outcome: Defendant was 162 months imprisonment, 5 years supervised release, fine waived, $100 special assessment, ineligible for all federal benefits for 5 years.